BYU Cougar-bound guard Nick Emery receives mission call to Germany

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  • Chris Degn Salt Lake City, UT
    Dec. 31, 2012 10:35 a.m.

    Some of the posters on this board don't understand that the mission experience is an important part of the BYU experience. A sign at the mouth of the campus boldly proclaims, "Enter to learn, go forth to serve." Elder Emery will do exactly that BEFORE he even gets to the campus. He understands early the school's true purpose - to prepare students to become productive servants to their families, friends, neighbors, community, and the Lord. He will do this in Germany and that will prepare him well to be a servant-leader on the hardwood in 2 years.

    Congrats on your call, Elder! Have a great mission. Enjoy every minute of it. It will go by fast. Don't worry about basketball. You've got great people like your brother to get you in shape when you get back. And, if they can't get you there, Tyler Haws' example and Coach Rose's leadership will certainly do the trick.

  • daver Provo, 00
    Dec. 28, 2012 4:08 p.m.

    Best mission in the church!! :-)

  • aficionado Sandy, UT
    Dec. 28, 2012 11:22 a.m.


    He is graduating early. Probably soon after the basketball season. He must graduate in order to go on a mission when he is 18. So he HAS to graduate. It is rather easy to graduate early. Most high school seniors have all the credits the need half way through senior year, expect they need a complete 4th year of english which can easily be completed online. Good luck to Elder Emery! Can't wait until him, TJ, and Eric play all together at BYU

  • TrueBlue Orem, UT
    Dec. 28, 2012 10:58 a.m.

    What's more ridiculous?

    The DesNews taking up a few bytes to publish a short human interest story about a BYU basketball player, or a blogger who takes the time to comment on the story just to whine about whether the story is "newsworthy".

    Get a life already!

    There are literally hundreds of stories published online by the DesNews every week that I couldn't care less about reading, much less wasting my time commenting on them.

    Obviously, this story is newsworthy to anyone who follows BYU basketball and is interested in knowing about the players who will be playing for the Cougars in years to come.

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Dec. 28, 2012 5:59 a.m.

    @rafinsure and ziggy7,

    Having a bad day? My gosh! There are much worse things to fret about in life, isn't it? So what if Des News makes this a newsworthy story? It may not be newsworthy to you but to the rest of us it's exciting, and we don't mind! What I'm saying is it's not worth getting all riled up about it. Just read and enjoy or else read and ignore if you don't like it.

    Congrats to the young man on his call!

  • thelogicalone salt lake city, UT
    Dec. 27, 2012 6:22 p.m.

    @Rural sport fan, that is true, my observation was concerning his MTC Date, May 1. last time I checked, school wasn't out the beginning of May.

  • ziggy7 orem, UT
    Dec. 27, 2012 6:01 p.m.

    This is ridiculous! Why would this even be newsworthy?? I don't want to be too mean, but this shouldn't even be in the news. You should be ashamed, Des News. This is something that the Daily Herald would've made for the front page on the sports section, which they probably did. A lot of people now are making mission call openings like it's a selfish/"look at how awesome this place I'm going is" contest and to see how many compliments and 'likes' on Facebook they can get. By putting this article up on the news, it just feeds this fire. Just let the kid enjoy it with his friends and family, and let him tweet it or put it on facebook if he really wants to (which undoubtedly, he will). I'm sure he doesn't want it to be made in to a hideous news article... So just get rid of this article. If random people who have no connection with him other than being a BYU sports fan are REALLY interested and want to find out where he's going, let them be creepy enough to do so.

  • Rural sport fan DUCHESNE, UT
    Dec. 27, 2012 11:55 a.m.

    He can put in papers and get a call before actually graduating, and then after graduation, he will go.
    Not sure that failure to graduate would impact the mission, I mean, it isn't like a scholarship to play ball.

  • thelogicalone salt lake city, UT
    Dec. 27, 2012 11:11 a.m.

    Congratulations soon to be Elder Emery. Can someone answer a question? My understanding is that even though they can go at 18, they still need to complete high school. I believe that he is still playing for Lone Peak and is a senior this year. Has he completed requirements for graduation and is just playing ball to help his school? Did the school make an exception? did the church make an exception? In any case, I wish him all the best.

  • Cougar75 Westminster, CO
    Dec. 27, 2012 10:00 a.m.

    Elder Emery, You will love the Frankfurt Germany Mission. We are a senior couple serving there now. Sorry that we will miss seeing you in Germany.

  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Dec. 26, 2012 9:24 p.m.

    Good Luck.

  • DRay Roy, UT
    Dec. 26, 2012 3:11 p.m.

    Is there nothing sacred about basketball anymore? Is a mission more important than seeing my Cougars get to the final four? How could Nick do that to us? All kidding aside, and I was kidding, Congrats are in order, going in the Nick of his time, as we are in the 11th hour and all haste to preaching the Word is the important thing here.

  • RoundelRider Mapleton, UT
    Dec. 26, 2012 1:02 p.m.

    Congratulations on the call and best of luck to Nick Emery! I'm guessing, though that he will be going to the Frankfurt, Germany mission - "Frankfort" is in Kentucky :-)

  • rafinsure Elk Grove/U.S.A., 00
    Dec. 26, 2012 12:21 p.m.

    Why is this news worthy? I'll care about him when he returns from his mission, and starts putting points on the board.