Brigham Young University Cougars:
Utah State Aggies :
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.
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.