It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

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It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by snoscythe » Wed May 17, 2017 1:30 pm

For those who haven't followed the will-he-won't-he thread, he did:

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Post by Brayden Green » Wed May 17, 2017 6:06 pm

Well, I hope the best for him. Thanks for your time here at BYU.
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Post by Ddawg » Thu May 18, 2017 2:27 pm

I was holding out hope Mika would not sign with an agent - so he could come back if his draft didn't work out. Well, those hopes are dashed. Sorry to lose such a talented guy. It will be impossible to replace his talent and energy. The world keeps turning.

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Post by snoscythe » Thu May 18, 2017 5:15 pm

Ddawg wrote:I was holding out hope Mika would not sign with an agent - so he could come back if his draft didn't work out.
He either had to be in or out. The NBA only gives them until the 24th of May to decide if they are in or out. He can't go into the draft without an agent and then go back to college if he doesn't like the result.

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Post by vancouvercougar » Thu May 18, 2017 5:30 pm

Farewell Erik. I was hoping for another year, but I enjoyed watching you while you were a cougar.

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Post by nuk13 » Fri May 19, 2017 1:18 pm

That's a lot of talent lost. I hope somehow it can be compensated for.

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Post by mormonrasta » Tue May 23, 2017 1:14 pm

snoscythe wrote:
Ddawg wrote:I was holding out hope Mika would not sign with an agent - so he could come back if his draft didn't work out.
He either had to be in or out. The NBA only gives them until the 24th of May to decide if they are in or out. He can't go into the draft without an agent and then go back to college if he doesn't like the result.
Which is a shame. I wish the NCAA would allow players to come back to school if they don't like their draft position. I understand it would be a hassle for coaches to have to hang tight for an extra month, but most would be thrilled with getting talented players like Mika back for a year or two.

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Post by hawkwing » Tue May 23, 2017 3:37 pm

mormonrasta wrote:
snoscythe wrote:
Ddawg wrote:I was holding out hope Mika would not sign with an agent - so he could come back if his draft didn't work out.
He either had to be in or out. The NBA only gives them until the 24th of May to decide if they are in or out. He can't go into the draft without an agent and then go back to college if he doesn't like the result.
Which is a shame. I wish the NCAA would allow players to come back to school if they don't like their draft position. I understand it would be a hassle for coaches to have to hang tight for an extra month, but most would be thrilled with getting talented players like Mika back for a year or two.
The NBA probably wouldn't be too happy if they spent a pick on a kid who then decided to go back to college.

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Post by BlueK » Tue May 23, 2017 4:05 pm

hawkwing wrote:
mormonrasta wrote:
snoscythe wrote:
Ddawg wrote:I was holding out hope Mika would not sign with an agent - so he could come back if his draft didn't work out.
He either had to be in or out. The NBA only gives them until the 24th of May to decide if they are in or out. He can't go into the draft without an agent and then go back to college if he doesn't like the result.
Which is a shame. I wish the NCAA would allow players to come back to school if they don't like their draft position. I understand it would be a hassle for coaches to have to hang tight for an extra month, but most would be thrilled with getting talented players like Mika back for a year or two.
The NBA probably wouldn't be too happy if they spent a pick on a kid who then decided to go back to college.
It actually worked that way for a couple of years back in the 90s I think. It was actually to the NBA's advantage because per NBA rules, the player could never be drafted again once he entered the draft once. So a player could come out a year early and be taken in the second round, have a monster year in college where he would be a first round pick, then the team would offer a second round contract and the player could do nothing about it except choose to go to Europe, whereupon the NBA team would keep his NBA rights indefinitely. When the NCAA realized that's what was happening, they changed the rule to what we have now where the player has to declare to come back before the draft.
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Re: It's Official -- Eric Mika = Gone

Post by hawkwing » Tue May 23, 2017 4:09 pm

BlueK wrote:
hawkwing wrote:
mormonrasta wrote:
snoscythe wrote:
Ddawg wrote:I was holding out hope Mika would not sign with an agent - so he could come back if his draft didn't work out.
He either had to be in or out. The NBA only gives them until the 24th of May to decide if they are in or out. He can't go into the draft without an agent and then go back to college if he doesn't like the result.
Which is a shame. I wish the NCAA would allow players to come back to school if they don't like their draft position. I understand it would be a hassle for coaches to have to hang tight for an extra month, but most would be thrilled with getting talented players like Mika back for a year or two.
The NBA probably wouldn't be too happy if they spent a pick on a kid who then decided to go back to college.
It actually worked that way for a couple of years back in the 90s I think. It was actually to the NBA's advantage because per NBA rules, the player could never be drafted again once he entered the draft once. So a player could come out a year early and be taken in the second round, have a monster year in college where he would be a first round pick, then the team would offer a second round contract and the player could do nothing about it except choose to go to Europe, whereupon the NBA team would keep his NBA rights indefinitely. When the NCAA realized that's what was happening, they changed the rule to what we have now where the player has to declare to come back before the draft.
Wow, that really sucks for the kids!

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