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


  • 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 National Title and the 5A Utah state title
  • Named a third-team All-American by
  • 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, No. 37 in and No. 49 by
  • Ranked No. 3 among centers by and
  • Ranked No. 14 among power forwards by

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
  • 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
  • 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 Player of the Week, to the All-Week Team and the Lute Olson Award National Player of the Week (Feb. 27)
  • 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