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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

March Madness Missionaries

There are 14 Mormon basketball players who before making a big impact for their teams on the court this March have made big impacts on peoples lives by serving LDS missions, and sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Here's a list of those players and where they served their "best two years".

   Brigham Young University Cougars:
Jackson Emery
Noah Hartsock

  • Jackson Emery, a senior guard from Lone Peak High School in Alpine, served a mission in Mexico.

  • Logan Magnusson, a senior forward from Wasatch High School in Heber City, served a mission in Vancouver, British Columbia.

  • Brock Zylstra, a sophomore forward from Bonita High School in La Verne, Calif., served a mission in New Zealand.

  • James Anderson, a junior forward from Page High School (Ariz.), served a mission in Guatemala.

  • Noah Hartsock, a junior forward from Bartlesville High School (Okla.), served a mission in Salt Lake City.

  • Chris Collinsworth, a sophomore forward from Provo High School in Provo, served a mission in Australia.

  • Nick Martineau, a sophomore guard from Davis High School in Fruit Heights, Utah, served a mission in Chile.

  • Stephen Rogers, a sophomore from Mountain View High School in Mesa, Ariz., served a mission in Cleveland, Ohio.

  •         Utah State Aggies : 

  • Tyler Newbold, a senior guard from Payson High School, served a mission in San Bernadino, Calif.

  • Nate Bendall, a senior forward from Skyline High School in Salt Lake City, served a mission in Nauvoo, Ill.

  • Brady Jardine, a junior forward from Twin Falls High School (Idaho), served a mission in San Antonio, Texas.

  • Brad Brown, a redshirt freshman from Orono High School in Orono, Minn., served in Porto, Portugal.

  • Tai Wesley, a senior forward from Provo High School, served a mission in Mexico.

  • Matt Formisano, a senior forward from Heritage High School in Centennial, Colo., served a mission in Mexico.

  • Most so called experts would say a college basketball player is crazy for taking two years off of basketball to serve a church mission but I think its great to see that these players have been able to balance a love of basketball with a love of serving the Lord. And I have no doubt that the Lord has blessed them for their service.

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