Tyler Haws

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Tyler Haws
No. 3 – BYU Cougars
PositionShooting guard
LeagueWest Coast Conference
Personal information
Born(1991-04-11) April 11, 1991 (age 22)
Listed height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolLone Peak (Highland, Utah)
CollegeBYU (2009–2010, 2012–present)
Career highlights and awards
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Tyler Haws
No. 3 – BYU Cougars
PositionShooting guard
LeagueWest Coast Conference
Personal information
Born(1991-04-11) April 11, 1991 (age 22)
Listed height6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Listed weight200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High schoolLone Peak (Highland, Utah)
CollegeBYU (2009–2010, 2012–present)
Career highlights and awards

Tyler Haws (born April 11, 1991) is an American college basketball player. Haws was one of the top rated basketball players in the class of 2009,[1][2] and he completed his freshman year of college playing for Brigham Young University. Haws served a 2 year mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines. He is the son of former BYU basketball player Marty Haws.

High school career[edit]

Sophomore (2006–07)[edit]

Following a freshman season at Lone Peak High School where he averaged nine points a game, Haws broke out as a sophomore. Playing for one of the best teams in Lone Peak history, Haws averaged 18.8 points per game. He led the state in free throws made with 129, and shot 81.6% from the free throw line as he led Lone Peak to the state championship. Following the state championship game, Haws was named the 5A State Tournament MVP and later won the 5A MVP Award.

Junior (2007–08)[edit]

In 2007–08, playing in front of a national TV audience in the T-Mobile Invitational against Georgia's Centennial High School, Haws scored 26 points. He finished the season once again a state champion.[3] He won the Tournament MVP again as well as Utah's Mr. Basketball. On a national level, he won Utah's Gatorade Player of the Year, and became a finalist for the national award. Lone Peak also finished the year ranked 15th nationally according to Maxpreps.com.[4] Haws finished his junior year averaging 20.9 points per game and hit a tough 15-foot jumper in double overtime in the state semifinals with 1.8 seconds remaining to lift Lone Peak into the state title game.

Haws plays with Salt Lake Metro in the summer AAU circuits, as well as with his high school sponsored AAU team, Lone Peak.[5] In the 2008 Houston Kingwood Classic, Haws led Salt Lake Metro into the round of 16, scoring 35 points against California powerhouse Compton Magic.[6][7] He also led the Lone Peak AAU team to the round of 8 in the Las Vegas Spring Showcase a week later.[8]

Haws appeared in USA Today and Sports Illustrated in 2007.[9][10] He was also named the Utah player to build a team around by the Daily Herald.[11]

Senior (2008–09)[edit]

Tyler Haws

Haws followed up his stellar junior season with an even better senior season, averaging 23.4 points per game on 61 percent shooting as well as 8.3 rebounds per game. He set 21 school records as a senior, and finished his career with 1,772 points tied for 10th in Utah state history, and the most ever by a 5A player in Utah. While coming up short in the quest for three straight 5A state titles, Haws won a second consecutive Mr. Basketball Award.[12] He was selected to play in both the Senior Showcase High School All-Star Weekend as well as the Academic All-American Classic.[13][14]

He was being recruited by the likes of Wake Forest, BYU, Utah, Stanford, Cal, Harvard, Penn, Marquette, UCLA, Pepperdine, USC, and Davidson.[2] He committed to play collegiately at BYU and signed his letter of intent on November 12, 2008 [15][16][17]


Tyler Haws left Lone Peak High School as the holder of 21 records. He had a penchant for playing huge in important games, including a game-winning three pointer versus American Fork High School as a freshman, 27 points and 14 rebounds in a quarterfinal playoff win over Brighton High School as a sophomore, followed by a 23 point outing two nights later against Bingham High School. Previously in the year, he scored 24 points and had the game sealing steal on the road against the state No. 1 Pleasant Grove High School.[18] As a junior, he dropped 25 points and nine rebounds in a double-overtime win over Davis High School in the state semifinals.[19] One night later in the championship game, Haws scored 22 against Bingham High School. In the first game of his senior season, Haws tied a school record with 35 points on 21-of-25 from the free throw line in an overtime win over Springville High School.[20] Even in a loss in the state championship game as a senior, Haws scored 20 points.

Speaking about Haws, his high school coach, Quincy Lewis said, "His approach has always been 'I want to be the best player I can be to help my team win a state championship' and whatever comes out of that he'll take. He's a boring guy. He's the same guy every game. But I like boring when it's that efficient. He's always put the time in." [21]

Opposing coach Mark Dubach said of Haws, "He's the best player I've seen in Utah and will probably hold that title for a while. There's not really anything he can't do. He produced everywhere for them for three solid years, and I know that any coach here or across the nation would want him on their team. He's really one of the great ones."

"I just want to become the best I can be," Haws said. "I'm going to take college on first and whatever happens after that happens . . . but I want to play next year. I'm going to go in there and show them what I've got, and however I can help the team, I'm going to do it."

On his high school career, Haws stated: 'I feel like I worked my hardest, played my hardest, and gave everything I had every night, and even though we came up short it was a fun ride. I feel fulfilled, like what I wanted to do in my time here happened. I had great teammates and great experiences that I'll always remember.'

College career[edit]

Freshman (2009–10)[edit]

Haws started in his first game at BYU against Hawaii on November 20, 2009. He scored 12 points with an assist in 25 minutes of action in the 83-65 road win.[22] Haws continued to play well in the next three games. Haws scored 12 points and added 2 rebounds in a neutral site game against San Francisco in 26 minutes. Three days later at home against Arizona State, Haws scored a team-high 17 points and added a team-high 11 rebounds to go with 3 assists in the 81-68 win.[23] After the game, BYU head coach Dave Rose said, "Tyler is such a consistent, energy kind of player. He always gives you the same effort. Tonight, the way (ASU) game-planned, there was going to be an open guy. Someone was going to have to step up and hit those shots." [23] In the following game at Fresno State, Haws scored 17 points again and added 4 rebounds. Haws said of his play and growing confidence in the college game, "I feel like every game I get a little more comfortable. I was able to knock down a few shots tonight and get a few rebounds for putbacks. I feel like it's going the right direction." [23]

Haws scored a career high 24 points against Wyoming on January 20, 2010 [24] and grabbed a career high 11 rebounds in an 83-77 win on the road against UTEP.[25] Haws was named third team All-Mountain West Conference as a freshman [26] after averaging 26.4 minutes per game (third on the team) along with 11.3 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 33 starts, the most by a BYU freshman under head coach Dave Rose.[27] His free-throw percentage of 91.7 was the fourth-highest for a freshman in NCAA Division I history.[28] He was also named Academic All-MWC.[29] In the Cougars first round NCAA Tournament game, Haws scored 8 points with 2 assists [30] and in the following game against Kansas State, he dropped in 14 with 3 rebounds.[30] During his first season at BYU, he also intensely studied the game of his then-junior superstar teammate Jimmer Fredette.[28]

Opposing coach Heath Schroyer said of Haws: "I think he's gonna eventually be the player of the year in this league." [31]

LDS mission[edit]

In 2010, shortly after finishing his first school year at BYU, he began serving a two-year LDS mission in Quezon City, Philippines. According to a 2013 story by ESPN.com writer Anne Katherine Clemmons,[28]

He thought he was leaving basketball — and Jimmer-mania — behind, albeit temporarily. But he learned that the Philippines is a hoops-crazed country. "You walk down a street, and you'll see 10 basketball hoops on telephone poles or on the side of houses and kids playing in flip-flops and bare feet," Haws says. "If they see an American, they'll ask you to shoot it or dunk it. I'd do that almost every day." And when asked to name their favorite players, the popular choice was usually Kobe and LeBron. But several Filipinos asked Haws if he knew a player named Jimmer Fredette. "I thought, 'I can't believe I'm hearing his name all the way across the world,'" Haws says.

His six-day mission work schedule left him with little time to play, apart from pick-up games at the local LDS Church on his one day off each week. He started light physical training, time permitting, with about six months left in his mission, but again played little basketball. He returned to Utah in April 2012, but did not immediately return to play, instead working on rebuilding his strength and conditioning.[28]


Haws returned to a BYU team that had left the Mountain West for the West Coast Conference (WCC) in 2011. In his first season back from the mission field in 2012–13, he scored 20 or more points in his first six games,[28] and was the WCC's leading scorer that season, both overall[32] and in conference games.[33] Haws was named to the WCC's 10-member All-Conference team at the end of the season.[34] He is only the second BYU sophomore to have scored 1,000 or more career points, after Danny Ainge.[28]

2013 World University Games[edit]

On June 29, 2013 Tyler Haws was selected as one of 12-players to represent Team USA at the 2013 World University games.[35]


Haws's father is former BYU point guard Marty Haws who played for the Cougars from 1986-1990, and his younger brother TJ has accepted a scholarship offer to play alongside him at BYU beginning in the 2014-15 season.[36] Haws plans to major in business.[2] He served his LDS Church mission in Quezon City, Philippines. Haws entered the Missionary Training Center in Provo on June 2, 2010 where he learned Tagalog.[37] Haws has a good relationship with legendary high school coach Bob Hurley.




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