BYU commits Haws, Emery part of LP machine

Interesting news out of Lone Peak High this week when Nick Emery and T.J. Haws committed to BYU.

Lone Peak is going to be loaded this season and they should be a fun team to follow. The commits highlight the fact Lone Peak has four Division I athletes on its roster.

Emery will be a junior this season and Haws is only a sophomore. Tallan Shumway, who reportedly has a 40-inch vertical, has been offered a football scholarship by BYU.

The word I get from those who watched every AAU game these guys played this summer in Las Vegas is Lone Peak got a huge boost when 6-foot-8 Eric Mica enrolled in school after turning a lot of heads during the summer.

Mica played at Waterford, a small private school. He is an underdeveloped big man who easily dunks from a flat-footed stance under the basket. He has already received offers from Utah State and Weber State and others are taking a close look.

Mica is developing a nice jump and hook shot. He is a shot-blocker and solid athlete who needs polish on the offensive end. One guy said he like him as well as Utah-bound Jordan Loveridge, who is 6-5.

Shumway is a Jackson Emery clone. He has explosive jumping ability and is Jackson-like 6-3 .

Nick Emery does have Jimmer Fredette range. He can pull up from 28 feet and has the confidence to score from there. When he’s on, he is really on, but like Jimmer, he can get into a string of misfires. He scored 49 points in one of his games.

Folks at Lone Peak tell me T.J. is better at this stage of his career than his older brother Tyler but at 6-2, he’ll need a growing spurt to approach his brother’s value at the next level. Tyler is 6-6 and currently serving a mission in the Phillipines.

Like his older brother, T.J. has a monster work ethic and simply fills up a stat sheet with points, steals, rebounds, assists.

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