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BYU basketball: Sophomore Tyler Haws eclipses 1,000-point mark for his career

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 4 2015 12:07 p.m. MDT

BYU's Tyler Haws puts up a shot as BYU and Virginia Tech play Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Energy Solutions arena. Haws scored a game high 42 points as BYU wins 97-71. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News) BYU's Tyler Haws puts up a shot as BYU and Virginia Tech play Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012 at Energy Solutions arena. Haws scored a game high 42 points as BYU wins 97-71. (Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

MORAGA, Calif. — BYU's Tyler Haws joined elite company Thursday at McKeon Pavilion.

The guard from Alpine became just the second Cougar to reach the career 1,000-point plateau as a sophomore.

The other player to accomplish that feat? BYU basketball legend Danny Ainge.

Haws entered the game against Saint Mary's needing nine points to reach the 1,000-point milestone. He scored eight points early in the first half, then didn't score again until the 15:32 mark of the second half with a jumper that gave him 1,001 career points.

Going into Tuesday's game, Haws had scored 594 points this season.

He scored 397 points as a freshman in 2009-10 before leaving for an LDS mission in the Philippines. Haws returned home from his mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints last spring.

At the end of his sophomore year, Ainge had scored 1,130 career points, recording 632 as a freshman and 498 as a sophomore. Ainge finished his career in 1981 with 2,467 points.

That stood as the school's all-time scoring record until 2011, when Jimmer Fredette eclipsed that mark by scoring 2,599. After his sophomore campaign, Fredette had scored 780 points.

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