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Eric Mika (born January 5, 1995) is an American basketball player for Medi Bayreuth of Germany's Basketball Bundesliga. Mika played collegiately at Brigham Young University (BYU).

Eric Mika
No. 00 – Medi Bayreuth
PositionCenter
LeagueBasketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1995-01-05) January 5, 1995 (age 24)
Salt Lake City, Utah
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolLone Peak (Highland, Utah)
CollegeBYU (2013–2014, 2016–2017)
NBA draft2017 / Undrafted
Playing career2017–present
Career history
2017–2018V.L. Pesaro
2018–2019Basket Brescia Leonessa
2019–presentMedi Bayreuth
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WCC (2017)
  • WCC All-Freshman Team (2014)

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High school careerEdit

Mika played at Waterford School his freshman and sophomore seasons before attending Lone Peak High School in Highland, Utah for his final 2 seasons. Mika help lead Lone Peak to a 26-1 record, the 2012-13 MaxPreps.com National Title and the 5A Utah state title with other future BYU Cougars Nick Emery and T.J. Haws.

College careerEdit

Freshman yearEdit

Mika was named to the WCC All-Freshman Team and averaged double figures in points.

Sophomore yearEdit

Mika returned to a BYU team and in his first season back from the mission field in 2016–17 he averaged over 20 points per game and nearly 10 rebounds a game. Mika was named to the All-West Coast Conference Team.

Professional careerEdit

Mika declared for the 2017 NBA draft after his sophomore season.[1] After going undrafted, Mika joined the Miami Heat for the NBA Summer League, then ultimately signed with Consultinvest Pesaro in Italy.[2]

In July 9, 2018, Mika signed a deal with Basket Brescia Leonessa.[3]

On January 8, 2019, he has signed contract with Medi Bayreuth of Germany's Basketball Bundesliga. [4]

PersonalEdit

Mika served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for two years in Rome, Italy between his freshman and sophomore years of college.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BYU leading scorer Eric Mika to remain in NBA draft, hire agent". ESPN.com. May 17, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "Eric Mika nuovo centro della VL". Consultinvest Pesaro (in Italian). July 20, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  3. ^ "Leonessa Brescia signs Eric Mika". Sportando.basketball. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018.
  4. ^ "Bayreuth signs Eric Mika". Eurohoops. January 8, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  5. ^ Call, Jeff (February 22, 2014). "Current, future BYU basketball players heading out on missions". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014.

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