Eric Mika

Height: 6-10

Weight: 230

College: BYU

Classification: Sophomore

Birthdate: 1/5/1995

 

2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 74

Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted​

 
Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket

Good low post scorer

Excels at scoring on the move

Tremendous free throw generator

Significantly improved his free throw shooting

Decent playmaker

Fairly good rebounder

Fairly good shot blocker

Better than advertised athlete

Very good size and strength to play inside

Cons:

May need to improve his face-up game

Can struggle to score in traffic

Can be turnover prone

Struggles to guard quicker players

Not an elite shot blocker

Can be foul prone

Not overly explosive

Older than a typical sophomore due to a Mormon mission

 
Summary:

Eric Mika is a tough, physical bruiser that can score the basketball inside the paint.  He is a good low post scorer that can use his smarts, strength, and shooting touch to make shots on the block.

On the other hand, he did take two years off away from college basketball, as this may lower his upside for the NBA.  Mika is actually closer to a senior in age, and his other skills outside of his inside scoring do not appear to stand out nearly as much.

Right now, Mika projects to be a borderline second round prospect.  He is a solid inside scorer, but he will need to show teams that he can excel in the other facets of the game on a consistent basis.  If things break his way, he could end up being a solid role player in this league.

Links:

ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

Deseret News Article on Eric Mika

​Games Scouted:

12/31/17 BYU vs. LMU

1/28/17 BYU vs. LMU