This March 2, 2013, photo, shows Lone Peak's Nick Emery taking down the netting following 72-39 victory over Alta in 5A boys basketball championship game in Ogden, Utah. Brigham Young U

 

              This March 2, 2013, photo, shows Lone Peak
This March 2, 2013, photo, shows Lone Peak's Nick Emery taking down the netting following 72-39 victory over Alta in 5A boys basketball championship game in Ogden, Utah. Brigham Young University bound basketball player Nick Emery, 18, is headed off on a Mormon mission to Germany on May 1 as he leads the first wave of elite-LDS athletes able to serve a mission and still have an uninterrupted college career. Thanks to the recent lowering of the missionary age, from 19 to 18 for men; and 21 to 19 for women; college athletes like Emery can avoid having to play one year, go away for two years and come back and finish their careers. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)