HuffPost: BYU-bound Nick Emery among first Mormon athletes to go on mission at 18

Nick Emery – a three-time Utah state champion and two-time state high school player of the year – was courted by college basketball super-powers UCLA, Kansas and North Carolina.

But the 6-foot-2-inch point guard spurned them all, and won't be playing basketball anytime soon. Emery is just weeks away from starting a two-year Mormon mission to Germany.

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