Dick Harmon: BYU basketball: Like father, like sons when it comes to BYU's Haws hoops pipeline

Published: Saturday, July 28 2012 7:32 p.m. MDT

This attention to Haws has come on the heels of similar recognition for teammate Emery, a consensus Top 100 player, who has had eyes on him for several summers of AAU play because of his athleticism and deep range.

Mika, who sat out this past year due to a UHSAA transfer rule from a private school, is also steeped in summer accolades the past month. He's physical, strong, and fearlessly defends the post. Observers watching him play gym ball against BYU varsity players in July said there is no drop off when he's on the floor.

All these BYU-bound prospects will get plenty of opportunities to show their wares at the highest level at Lone Peak this winter. Quincy Lewis' squad will embark on what may one of the toughest high school schedules in state history with trips to national tournaments in Florida, Boston (ESPN) and Milwaukee and will have a rematch with state champion Orem in a December national tournament hosted by the Tigers.

Marty calls this opportunity to go against such highly talented teams from around the nation a tremendous, unique experience. "(T.J.) should be gracious just for the chance."

email: harmon@desnews.com

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