"I've seen them be in great shape, and I've seen guys come and be ready to play," he said. "But to be as effective as he's been with his scoring, he's gotten off to a much better start after his mission, after not playing two years, than he did actually coming out of high school, which is kind of unique."
NOTES: This is the first of two games BYU will play at ESA, with the other coming up on Dec. 29 against Virginia Tech. … "It's awesome," Haws said of playing at an NBA arena. "We went back and played in the new Brooklyn arena. It's a great experience. The floor's bouncy, the lights are a little brighter. It's fun." … Montana (3-1) is led by forward Mathias Ward, who averages 15.8 points per game. … The Grizzlies are shooting 49.2 percent from the field this season.
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