Eric Mika

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Eric Mika
Free agent
PositionCenter
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
2019Medi Bayreuth
Career highlights and awards
  • First-team All-WCC (2017)
  • WCC All-Freshman Team (2014)

Eric Mika (born January 5, 1995) is an American professional basketball who last played for the Medi Bayreuth of the Basketball Bundesliga. 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]

Freshman year[edit]

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

Sophomore year[edit]

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 career[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]

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

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

On August 20, 2019, Mika signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Sacramento Kings.[5] On October 11, 2019, Mike was waived by the Kings.[6]

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.[7]

References[edit]

  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. ^ "Kings Sign Eric Mika". NBA.com. August 20, 2019. Retrieved September 27, 2019.
  6. ^ "Kings Waive Eric Mika and Isaiah Pineiro". NBA.com. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
  7. ^ Call, Jeff (February 22, 2014). "Current, future BYU basketball players heading out on missions". DeseretNews.com. Retrieved December 8, 2014.

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