What former BYU star Eric Mika now has in common with elite NBA draft prospect Scoot Henderson

Former BYU Cougars men’s basketball star Eric Mika will now be teammates with a player who is widely considered the second-best prospect in a deep 2023 NBA draft class.

On Wednesday, Las Vegas-based G League Ignite announced eight additions to its roster, and Mika was among them.

This means he’ll be teammates with Scoot Henderson, a dynamic guard who is already expected to be the second pick in next June’s draft behind only once-in-a-generation prospect Victor Wembanyama of France.

Mika, 27, has had a professional basketball career that has spanned numerous parts of the world since he left BYU after the 2016-17 season

The 6-foot-10, 240-pounder has had three previous stints in the G League with the Stockton Kings, Sacramento’s affiliate.

Founded in 2020, G League Ignite is billed as a new unique way prospects can have a bridge between high school and the NBA other than college or playing overseas, as the team plays a regular 50-game G League schedule each season.

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