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Published: Wednesday, Jan. 2 2013 12:07 p.m. MST

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Lightening Lad
Austin , TX

Tyler has come back from 2 years off in a more dominating fashion than any other RM athlete I'm familiar with. If he isn't at least named to the 3rd team all-American team I'll be shocked. What bitterly dissapoints is the weak team he had waiting for him. Dave has some real studs lined up in the distant future but his additions recently have been JC average-, not to mention the very weak ex-Utes that have done little to earn starting time. Sharp hits 10 with 6 rebbies following game after game of fouling, bumbling, getting beat on defense and missing shots suddenly he's Bigtime. To see Harrison not being able to rejoin the team, as a result of numbers stinks when he has 20 times the potentional of the Sharps, Cusicks, Harwards and the JC transfers. Coach really, you can't just recruit in the 801 area code year after year and win 30 games. I think you recruit to your weakness's meaning you see what you needed to beat the team that trashed you out of the NCAA's. You find speed and athletic ability, not 6-8 stickmen who can't jump.

deductive reasoning
Arlington, VA

It'll be great having Tyler lead the Cougars for the next three years.

CougarBlue
Heber City, UT

Lightening lad, the best recruiter cannot predict two of his players not being able to return after recruiting is over. When Rogers and Collinsworth both physically could not continue that changed the dynamics and the pieces that were put in place. There were not more recruits out there. I would suggest you go back and take coaching 101 and 101 again. Because you do not understand what is going on.

You ignore the Honor Code, which excludes 99% of the athletes. That drastically limits your pool of players.

Harrison left on his own accord, which was not planned on by the coaches.

Please when you comment, make some relevant comments, based on facts and correct information.

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

Haws is amazing. Not quite Jimmer Amazing but he is only a sophomore.
Coach Rose has done an excellent job of recruiting. I was disappointed to seen Harrison go. It is an absolute shame that nobody knew that Rogers and Collinsworth would not be able to return to the team. Had Rose known Harrison could have had one of those scholarships and he would have stayed at BYU.

Yes, I was disappointed to seen Harrison go, but not near as disappointed as coach Rose. I think that Harrison was none too pleased with the way things worked out. He would have preferred to remain a cougar.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah

Lightening Lad

You obviously haven't paid any attention whatsoever to Dave Rose's recruiting if you think that he only recruits the 801 area code.

9 of the 15 players on this season's roster are from outside the state of Utah, including Washington and Colorado state MVP's

Jordan Chatman - Vancouver, Washington
Cory Calvert - Parker, Colorado

And, let's not forget Jimmer, who was from upstate New York.

Of course, when you have one of the top ranked high school teams in the entire country right in your own backyard, it makes sense to recruit local talent as well.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

I hate comparing players. Haws is a very different type of player than Jimmer. With that said, Haws is a special player. He is going to put up a lot of points in his career at BYU and it doesn't matter if he scores more or less than Jimmer. It will be a lot of points.

Looking ahead, I think the team is going to be really, really good in two years when Haws and Carlino are seniors, K Collinsworth will be a junior and Mika will be a sophomore. Austin and Sharp will be seniors, Harward a junior. And Chatman will be a Freshman.

USAlover
Salt Lake City, UT

Marty's comments are indicative of the quality of people both Marty and Tyler are. The kid has earned everything in the gym, with lots of work and commitment. Tyler is probably not the most gifted athlete naturally but he has developed into an awfully special basketball player. And,today, few players have a mid-range game (it's now all 3's or layups). Not Tyler. He's comfortable shooting from just about any spot on the floor. Ask coaches...that's rare.

I'm a huge fan.

logicalsportsanalyst
Pleasant Grove, UT

I played competition with Tyler when we were both younger. He was something special for his age then, but has developed SO much as a player over the years. Comparing players-especially in college-is SO difficult because of the changing competition year to year and the style of play. Jimmer is known for being a sharp-shooter. Period. Tyler is a fantastic all around player. Haws is intimidating to his opponents on both ends of the floor. He is a dangerous opponent.

moderateinmagna
MAGNA, UT

@lightninglad all i have ever seen you do on this thread is complain, so if you think you can play any better than the team i say go try out ,otherwise i suggest you be quiet because most if us on here are getting tired of all the negativity that you put out week after week,enough already.

SlopJ30
St Louis, MO

I'm wondering if Haws has caught the eye of any pro scouts. If he's this good as a soph, assuming reasonable improvement, I would think he's got a shot to be a solid 2 in the League. His offensive game is about as diverse as it gets.

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