Page updated as of 4/8/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu. 2017 rankings were finalized on 6/22/2017.
2017 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 74
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
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
Fairly good rebounder
Fairly good shot blocker
Better than advertised athlete
Very good size and strength to play inside
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
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.
Deseret News Article on Eric Mika
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