Eric Mika Athlete Profile | BYU Cougar Club

Eric Mika Athlete Profile

#12 Eric Mika

Position: Forward Height: 6-10 Weight: 230 Class: Sophomore Roster Years: 2013-2014 | 2016-2017 Hometown: Alpine, UT Mission: Italy Last School: Lone Peak High School

Personal 

  • Wife's name is Gabrielle
  • Parents are Ron and Sue Mika
  • Has six siblings
  • Also recruited by Weber State, Utah State, Utah, Stanford and Boston College

At Lone Peak

  • Played for Quincy Lewis and helped lead Lone Peak to a 26-1 record, the 2012-13 MaxPreps.com National Title and the 5A Utah state title
  • Named a third-team All-American by MaxPreps.com
  • Named first-team all-state by the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune
  • Averaged 16.4 points, 11.2 rebounds, 1.7 blocks 1.0 assists per game and shot .671 from the field
  • Earned MVP honors in the West Coast All-Star Classic as he scored a game-high 28 points for the East Team
  • Scored 24 points to lead the North to a 118-114 win over the South in the Utah Valley All-Star game
  • In the class of 2013 was ranked No. 28 by ESPN.com, No. 37 in Scout.com and No. 49 by Rivals.com
  • Ranked No. 3 among centers by ESPN.com and Scout.com
  • Ranked No. 14 among power forwards by Rivals.com

At The Waterford School

  • Played his freshman and sophomore seasons at The Waterford School in Salt Lake City
  • Averaged 17.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.9 blocks as a sophomore at Waterford
  • Named first-team all-state as a sophomore at Waterford
  • Played AAU for the Utah Reign and the Utah Pump-N-Run for John Palica


2013-2014 | Freshman Year

  • Named to the WCC All-Freshman Team
  • Received Silver Honors on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Ranked 87th in the nation in offensive rebounds per game
  • Ranked 3rd in the WCC in offensive rebounds, 9th in field goal percentage, 14th in rebounding and 22nd in scoring
  • Recorded the most offensive rebounds in a season at BYU (93) and averaged the 4th most offensive rebounds per game in a season (2.82)
  • In the BYU record book for freshmen, recorded the 8th most points by a freshman (389), 3rd most double-figure scoring games (24); 4th most double-doubles (5), 3rd most double-digit rebound games (6), most offensive rebounds (93), 3rd most rebounds (211), 2nd most free throw attempts (180) and 5th most free throws made (111)
  • Posted season highs of 20 points (twice), 13 rebounds (San Francisco), 3 assists (Pacific), 3 steals (Pacific), 3 blocks (Weber State), 9 field goals made (Mount St. Mary's) and 11 free throws made (Oregon)
  • Scored in double figures 24 times, 20-plus points twice, had double-figure rebounds 6 times and had 5 double-doubles
  • Led the team in rebounding 8 times and assists once
  • Averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 0.7 blocks and shot .527 from the field and .617 from the free throw line
  • Named the Preseason All-High Major Freshman of the Year by College Sports Madness
  • Ranked No. 15 among the nation's top 30 freshmen by CBSsports.com
  • Ranked 33rd in Sporting News Top 247 Incoming Freshmen
  • Ranked 39th in Athlon Sports 2013-14 recruiting report 
  • Ranked 48th in Lindy's Sports Top 100 Incoming Freshman

2016-2017 | Sophomore Year

  • Named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team
  • Named to the All-WCC First Team
  • Named to the WCC All-Academic Team
  • Received Silver Honors on the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll
  • Named the USBWA District VIII Player of the Year and All-District VIII
  • Named to the NABC All-District 9 First Team
  • A Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Top 10 Finalist
  • Three-time WCC Player of the Week (Nov. 21, Dec. 12, Jan. 23)
  • Named the NCAA.com Player of the Week, to the NCAA.com All-Week Team and the Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week (Feb. 27)
  • Received the Best Conditioned Post Player and Outstanding Player Award at the end of season banquet
  • Nationally was 2nd in free throws made, 2nd in free throw attempts, 15th in double-doubles, 18th in total points, 28th in total field goals made, 33rd in points per game, 40th in offensive rebounds per game, 42nd in rebounds per game, 46th in total blocks, 52nd in blocked shots per game, 63rd in field-goal percentage, 68th in defensive rebounds per game and 97th in total field goal attempts
  • In the WCC was 1st in blocked shots, 1st in offensive rebounds, T-1st in double-doubles, 2nd in scoring, 2nd in rebounding, 3rd in defensive rebounds, 8th in field goal percentage and 9th in free-throw percentage
  • His 18 rebounds vs. Princeton were the second most by a WCC player in 2016-17
  • One of three players nationally to average 20-plus points and 9-plus rebounds
  • In the BYU record book, set the single season record for offensive rebounds, was 2nd in a single season in free-throw attempts, 3rd in free-throws made, 4th blocks, T-5th in double-doubles, 12th in total rebounds and 16th in points per game
  • Finished the season having scored in double figures in 35-straight games (last game of his freshman season, all 34 of his sophomore season), the ninth-longest streak in BYU history
  • Posted season highs of 31 points (vs. USF), 18 rebounds (vs. Princeton), 6 assists (vs. Colorado), 4 blocks (4 times) and 3 steals (vs. Utah State)
  • Scored in double figures 34 times, 20-plus points 16 times
  • Had 17 double-doubles, 17 games with double-figure rebounds and 3-plus blocks 12 times
  • Led BYU in scoring 21 times and rebounds 16 times