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"Jakob will be a great addition to our program," Rose said. "He’s an explosive forward with deep range. He can stretch the defense and finish above the rim. Jakob’s midrange game is very similar to his older brother Noah. He has the size and skill level to play and guard multiple positions at the next level."

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Mika, who will play at Lone Peak this season, is ranked 76th and 72nd among all prospects by ESPN.com and Scout.com, respectively. He is also ranked eighth and 10th among all centers by the same organizations. Mika, 6-foot-9, played his freshman and sophomore seasons at The Waterford School in Salt Lake City. As a sophomore he averaged 17.1 points, 12.2 rebounds and 3.9 blocks and earned first-team all-state honors. He transferred to Lone Peak after his sophomore season and had to sit out last season due to Utah High School Activities Association transfer rules. Mika has played for the Utah Reign travel team and for the Utah Pump-N-Run under John Palica.

"Erik is rated as one of the top big men in the country," Rose said "More importantly, he is a perfect fit for how we play at BYU. He has the ability to run the floor, attack the rim, and score with his back to the basket. These attributes combined with his great work ethic and his fierce competitiveness will be key to his growth as an individual and the future success and growth of our program."

Shaw plays for Tom Seifert at Eagle High School in Eagle, Idaho, and is ranked as the top recruit out of Idaho in the class of 2013 by ESPN.com. As a junior in 2011-12 the 6-foot-8 forward averaged 11 points and eight rebounds and earned 5A All-State Second Team honors from the Idaho Statesman. Shaw also earned All-Southern Idaho Conference honors and SIC All-Academic recognition. Shaw played for the Hoop Dreams Idaho travel team coached by Ed Boyce.

"We are excited about Braiden," Rose said. "His natural ability fits our program perfectly. He’s very skilled, runs the floor very well, is long and athletic and has great basketball instinct."


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Worthington plays for Ray Curry at Homestead High School and, according to ESPN.com, is ranked No. 47 nationally among power forwards in the class of 2013. Last season the 6-foot-9 forward led Homestead to a 15-5 record while averaging 12 points, nine rebounds and two blocks. Worthington plays for the Wisconsin Playground Elite travel team coached by Duane "Ike" Wilson. A two-sport star, Worthington also plays football for Homestead and has led his team to the state championship game, which will be played later this week.

"Luke played against the top talent in the country all summer long," Rose said. "He proved himself to not only be one of the most fearless and physical big men in the country but also one of the top rebounders. He is blessed with a nose for the ball. As a star lineman for his state champ HS football team he will also certainly add physicality, leadership and more winning attitude to our program for years to come."



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