Eric Mika

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Eric Mika
No. 00 – Partizan NIS Belgrade
PositionCenter
LeagueABA League
Basketball League of Serbia
EuroCup
Personal information
Born (1995-01-05) January 5, 1995 (age 26)
Boston, Massachusetts
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Listed weight240 lb (109 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
2019Medi Bayreuth
2019Stockton Kings
2019–2020Xinjiang Flying Tigers
2020Stockton Kings
2020Sacramento Kings
2020Stockton Kings
2020–presentPartizan
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WCC (2017)
  • WCC All-Freshman Team (2014)
  • Second-team Academic All-American (2017)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Eric Mika (born January 5, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for Partizan of the ABA League. Mika played collegiately at Brigham Young University (BYU).

High school career[edit]

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 career[edit]

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

Mika returned to a BYU team and in his first season back from the mission field in 2016–17 he averaged 20.3 points and 9.2 rebounds a game. Mika was named to the All-West Coast Conference team.

Collegiate statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 BYU 33 28 25.5 .527 .617 6.4 1.0 0.5 0.7 11.8
2016–17 BYU 34 34 28.6 .528 .000 .763 9.2 1.6 0.6 1.9 20.3
Career 67 62 27.1 .528 .000 .707 7.8 1.3 0.5 1.3 16.1

Professional career[edit]

Consultinvest Pesaro (2017–2018)[edit]

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]

Basket Brescia Leonessa (2018–2019)[edit]

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

Medi Bayreuth (2019)[edit]

On January 8, 2019, Mika signed a contract with Medi Bayreuth of the German Basketball Bundesliga.[4]

Stockton Kings (2019)[edit]

On August 20, 2019, Mika signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Sacramento Kings.[5] On October 11, 2019, Mika was waived by the Kings[6] and ultimately included in the roster of Stockton Kings,[7] NBA G League affiliate team of the Sacramento Kings.

Xinjiang Flying Tigers (2019)[edit]

On December 6, 2019, the Xinjiang Flying Tigers announced that they had added Mika to their roster.[8] On December 27, 2019, Mika was removed from the roster of the Xinjiang Flying Tigers.[9]

Second stint with Stockton Kings (2020)[edit]

On January 7, 2020, the Stockton Kings announced that they had acquired Mika.[10]

Sacramento Kings (2020)[edit]

On February 1, 2020 Mika signed a 10-day contract with the Sacramento Kings.[11] He made his NBA debut the same day, scoring six points with seven rebounds in 19 minutes as the Kings lost to the Los Angeles Lakers 129–113. On February 6, 2020, the Sacramento Kings announced that they had requested waiver on Mika.[12]

Third stint with Stockton Kings (2020)[edit]

Mika was reported to have returned to Stockton Kings after being waived by the Sacramento Kings on February 6, 2020.[13] He averaged 18.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game in the 2019-20 season.[14]

Partizan Belgrade (2020–present)[edit]

On August 24, 2020 Mika signed contract with the Partizan.[15]

Personal[edit]

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.[16]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular Season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2020–21 Sacramento 1 0 19.0 .667 - 1.000 7.0 .0 .0 .0 6.0
Career 1 0 19.0 .667 - 1.000 7.0 .0 .0 .0 6.0

College[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013-14 BYU 33 28 25.5 .527 - .617 6.4 1.0 0.5 0.7 11.8
2016-17 BYU 34 34 28.6 .528 .000 .763 9.2 1.6 0.6 1.9 20.3
Career 67 62 27.1 .528 .000 .707 7.8 1.3 0.5 1.3 16.1

References[edit]

  1. ^ "BYU leading scorer Eric Mika to remain in NBA draft, hire agent". ESPN.com. May 17, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  2. ^ "Eric Mika nuovo centro della VL". Consultinvest Pesaro (in Italian). July 20, 2017. Archived from the original on November 14, 2017. Retrieved July 20, 2017. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ "Leonessa Brescia signs Eric Mika". Sportando.basketball. July 9, 2018. Retrieved July 10, 2018. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "Bayreuth signs Eric Mika". Eurohoops. January 8, 2019. Retrieved April 17, 2019.
  5. ^ "Kings Sign Eric Mika". NBA.com. August 20, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  6. ^ "Kings Waive Eric Mika and Isaiah Pineiro". NBA.com. Retrieved October 16, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  7. ^ "Stockton Kings Announce 2019-20 Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 28, 2019. Retrieved October 28, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  8. ^ "同意新疆伊力特队更换外籍球员官方公告". cbaleague.com (in Chinese). December 6, 2019. Retrieved December 6, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ "同意新疆伊力特队更换外籍球员官方公告". cbaleague.com (in Chinese). December 27, 2019. Retrieved December 27, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  10. ^ "Stockton Kings acquire forward Eric Mika". NBA.com. January 7, 2020. Retrieved January 7, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "Kings Sign Eric Mika to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. February 1, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ "Kings Acquire Alex Len and Jabari Parker Team Sends Dewayne Dedmon, Two Future Second-Round Picks to Atlanta. Team Requests Waivers on Eric Mika". NBA.com. February 6, 2020. Retrieved February 6, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  13. ^ "Eric Mika: Dominates in return to G League". cbssports.com. February 11, 2020. Retrieved February 11, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  14. ^ "Partizan NIS, Eric Mika agree to deal". Sportando. August 24, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  15. ^ "Erik Mika je novo pojačanje Partizana". kkpartizan.rs. August 24, 2020. Retrieved August 24, 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  16. ^ Call, Jeff (February 22, 2014). "Current, future BYU basketball players heading out on missions". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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