BYU Basketball: Sampling the 2013 Cougar Recruiting Class

Samuel Benson@@sambbensonContributor IIIDecember 1, 2012

BYU Basketball: Sampling the 2013 Cougar Recruiting Class

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    BYU's basketball team is comfortable with a current 5-2 record and a likely 20-plus win season. An NCAA tourney bid is likely, and although the current situation looks good, the future appears even brighter.

    The 2013 Cougars recruiting class already includes five commits, two of which are four-star players. ESPN's Dave Telep has said it could be the school's greatest class, and it very well could be.

    As Jabari Parker, the nation's second-best high school player is still considering the Cougs, here is a sampling of next year's class.

Nick Emery

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    Position: Point Guard

    High School: Lone Peak (Utah)

    Status: Signed, 8/30/11

    Height, Weight: 6'2", 180 lbs

    Nick Emery is the younger brother of former BYU guard Jackson Emery and has already gained comparisons to Jimmer Fredette. A smooth-stroking southpaw with unlimited range, Emery has already led Lone Peak to a No. 6 national ranking by MaxPreps.

    (Watch player highlights here)

Eric Mika

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    Position: Center

    High School: Lone Peak (Utah)

    Status: Signed, 12/16/11

    Height, Weight: 6'9'', 220 lbs

    A current teammate of Emery's, Eric Mika could be a fine replacement for Brandon Davies next year. A 6'9" center, Mika has the size to play D-1 basketball. Paired with Josh Sharp and Nate Austin, he could help bring dominance to BYU's frontcourt.

    (Watch player highlights here)

Luke Worthington

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    Position: Power Forward

    High School: Homestead (Wis.)

    Status: Signed, 9/2/12

    Height, Weight: 6'9'', 240 lbs

    Luke Worthington is not BYU's most highly touted recruit, nor is he the most talented, but Worthington has plenty of potential and an unexpected three-star rating. After receiving offers from Princeton, Davidson, and Penn, the 6'9" forward decided to become a Cougar only a few months ago.

    (Watch player highlights here)

Jabari Parker

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    Position: Power Forward

    High School: Simeon (Ill.)

    Status: Undecided

    Height, Weight: 6'8", 220 lbs

    The No. 2 prep player in the nation, Jabari Parker is a talented, young forward from Chicago. Despite recently narrowing his list of schools down to five, BYU made the cut (along with Stanford, Florida, Duke and Michigan State).

    (Watch player highlights here)