This March 2, 2013, photo, shows Lone Peak's Nick Emery walking off the court during their 5A boys basketball championship game against Alta, in Ogden, Utah. Brigham Young University-bo

 

              This March 2, 2013, photo, shows Lone Peak
This March 2, 2013, photo, shows Lone Peak's Nick Emery walking off the court during their 5A boys basketball championship game against Alta, 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)