With every week that goes by, college basketball’s hype-heavy freshman class is showing that all the accolades, while well-deserved, haven’t necessarily gone to the right places. Some of the most celebrated youngsters haven’t lived up to expectations (sorry, Andrew Harrison), while others are proving they deserved more attention in the offseason.
One player very much in the latter category these days is BYU’s Eric Mika. The Cougars’ top low-post threat barely made a ripple in a recruiting class with plenty of long, lean scorers, but he’s been putting up numbers to match almost any of them over the first month of the season.
Read on for more on Mika’s latest outstanding performances, along with the rest of the top 20 freshmen in the country so far.