INSIDE THE BYU COUGARS' CLASS
Who they have: The Cougars are sitting on a treasure trove of recruiting riches. In a perfect storm situation, a pair of ESPN 100 players from the same state (Utah), same high school (Lone Peak) and same AAU team (Utah Reign) emerged. BYU landed both point guard Nick Emery and center Eric Mika. You can never tell when these guys will play together because of their desire to take Mormon missions, but when they take the court at the same time in college, it will be a good combination. Emery is one of those undersized guards with huge confidence, uncanny swagger and a lightning-quick jump shot that he feathers in from long range. Joining the fun is power forward Luke Worthington, a rebounding force. Two more bigs -- Jakob Hartsock and Braiden Shaw -- give coach Dave Rose options as players take their missions.
Who they want: At this point for BYU, it's more a case of who they wanted. And that player was No. 2 overall prospect Jabari Parker. The Cougars made it all the way to his top five but ultimately lost out to Duke for his services. It's a loss -- Parker would have been BYU's highest-ranked recruit ever and given the school a top-five recruiting class -- but the Cougars still have a pair of ESPN 100 prospects and a top-20 class. Not too bad.
-- Dave Telep, RecruitingNation