BYU-bound Emery off on mission at 18
ALPINE, Utah -- 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.
The Brigham Young University-bound Emery is not the first elite Mormon athlete to put his career on hold for a mission, ...
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