OGDEN — Future Cougars, Utes and Aggies were on display throughout the week during the 5A and 4A state basketball tournaments held at the Dee Events Center. Most of the prospects helped their respective teams make deep runs into the tournament — two of whom garnered tournament MVP honors.

The group included four players who will join BYU's basketball program, two future Utes and a couple of future Aggies who lit up the court for their teams. Two BYU football signees also made strong impressions while playing big roles for their teams.

Erik Mika
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Height: 6-10

Position: Center

School: Lone Peak

Mika completely dominated throughout the tournament and won himself 5A tournament MVP honors as a result. The debate will continue to rage regarding which Lone Peak player is the best college prospect, but there's little debate about which player was the most difficult matchup for opponents — it was Mika.

The future BYU Cougar averaged 16.2 points and 13 rebounds while sitting for much of the fourth quarter in all four games played.

Jalen Moore
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Height: 6-7

Position: Forward

School: Sky View

Moore had about as good a tournament as one could imagine and was featured on ESPN for a half-court buzzer beater that is sure to be remembered for many years. The future Aggie was the obvious choice for the 4A MVP and should make an immediate impact for Utah State when he joins the team next season.

Moore averaged 19.5 points, seven rebounds and 3.75 assists through four games played.

Brandon Miller
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Height: 6-2

Position: Guard

School: Brighton

Miller will leave for his LDS Church mission later this week, but made sure to leave a lasting impression of future greatness last week. The future Ute led his team to the 5A semifinals where they lost to eventual champion Lone Peak.

Miller averaged 21.7 points for the Bengals in three games played.

TJ Haws
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Height: 6-4

Position: Guard

School: Lone Peak

Haws contributed heavily to Lone Peak's championship run a year after winning himself 5A tournament MVP honors. It was a close call between Mika and Haws this year with the junior guard leading the backcourt charge for the Knights while Nick Emery was limited with a broken thumb.

The future BYU Cougar averaged 15.5 points and 5.75 assists throughout four games played.

Parker Van Dyke
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Height: 6-3

Position: Guard

School: East

Van Dyke only made it to the quarterfinals, but showed very well leading East with his impressive all-around game. The future Utah Ute showed proficiency in shooting from the perimeter and in slashing to the basket.

Van Dyke averaged 24.5 points and four assists in two games played.

Sam Merrill
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Height: 6-4

Position: Guard

School: Bountiful

Merrill did it all for the Braves, but came up just short of the state championship game as his team fell victim to Jalen Moore's last-second heroics. Merrill was simply outstanding in his game against Sky View — scoring 35 points while handing out five assists.

The future Utah State Aggie averaged 23.3 points and 4.7 assists through three games played.

Nick Emery
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Height: 6-2

Position: Guard

School: Lone Peak

Emery was severely limited throughout the tournament due to a fractured thumb, but was remarkably able to play a big impact despite that fact. The future BYU Cougar wasn't able to shoot as effectively as he'd like, but contributed heavily in other areas.

Emery averaged 12.5 points and 4.3 assists through four games in relatively limited playing time.

Dalton Nixon
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Height: 6-7

Position: Forward

School: Orem

Nixon had a great season but had his tournament cut short due to an upset loss to Logan in the first round. The future BYU Cougar had 17 points and eight rebounds in the loss.

Talon Shumway
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Height: 6-3

Position: Forward

School: Lone Peak

Football is Shumway's main sport and is what he'll play at BYU, but the senior is no stranger to lighting it up on the hardwood. Shumway played a huge role in Lone Peak's championship run — much like he did in 2011 when he won tournament MVP honors.

Shumway averaged 13.5 points through four games despite being held to just two points against Brighton in the semifinals.

Faimafili Laulu-Pututatu
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Height: 6-5

Position: Forward

School: Mountain Crest

Laulu-Pututau dominated inside on both ends for the Mustangs, who came just short of winning it all. The senior will be playing tight end for BYU in the future, but showed during the state tournament that he's a legitimate two-sport athlete in the mold of a Bronson Kaufusi.

Laulu-Pututau averaged 15.8 points and 6.8 rebounds through four games played