It seems crazy to me that some people say his little brother TJ, at Lone Peak,
is a better player than Tyler! What we couldn't do this year with another
Haws on BYU's team!
I'd like to see Tyler have a great game against a great team, like this
week. He has a tendency to force his game under pressure to score, and loses
his great touch. Good luck keeping your game together against Gonzaga, Tyler.
We need you to have a great game, but don't force yourself into more
pressure than your game can tolerate. Go Cougars!
Tyler Haws was and is the best player on the team--by a mile. He plays smart, he
shoots, he handles the ball, he passes, he rebounds and he plays defense. If
Davies was smart enough to stay out of early foul trouble, BYU would probably
have two or three more wins this year. And I love the fact Haws can and does
shoot the short and mid-range jumper, something that has virtually disappeared
from the game today. Everybody wants to take it to the rim, which is fine, but
the game often dictates that you pull up and take the short jumper; Haws is
smart enough to know that and does it well. If Davies could stay in the game and
if Carlino becomes a consistent threat, Haws would score even more because
defenses could not double up on him all the time; but with Davies usually on the
bench, there is no post threat, and Carlino has been inconsistent, so as a coach
you focus on stopping Haws--which nobody has really been able to do too
First and foremost, going on a mission was absolutely the right thing for Tyler
to do. But can you imaagine what the guard line-up could have done in the 2011
NCAA with Jimmer as a Sr, Jackson as a Senior and Haws as a Sophomore if he was
playing like he is this Sophomre season. And if Davies hadn't messed up,
and if Noah's ankle was 100%.I know - way too many
"ifs", but I believe that line-up could have taken UConn in the
championship.Now back to this year. Haws is rock solid. The keys
against the Zags are keeping Davies on the floor - he needs to play at least 30
minutes and solid play from Carlino. If we get 50 points from the big 3, I
think we have a shot.
I so enjoy these kind of stories. These traditions are the glue that hold
greatness together and build lasting legacies for families... all part of the
BYU experience.Looking forward to the remainder of this season and
two more with Tyler in the mix.Go Haws and go Cougars!
I find it interesting that many of the good players often become the great
players and the great players are often just good players. Many never quite
measure up to what everyone expected. We see this transition from High School to
College and also from College to Pros. Tyler was a very good player in High
School that is now becoming a great player in College. Jimmer was one of those
from HS to College but so far is also not doing as well as we all hoped and
wished in the pros. I think Lebron is an exception. He is just s great player.
Will be interesting to see how Jabari does at Duke. I have a feeling he may not
quite be the super great player we all hope and everyone expects. I am sure he
will be good but not sure that he will be "The" great player at Duke.
Congrats to Tyler. Keep it up we are very proud.
P.S. This picture makes Tyler look like he's ready for the Mr Universe
contest. I didn't realize he was this buff.
Tyler is great and will only get better. He will always be there, even in the
clutch, against good teams. The keys are Carlino and Davies. Carlino needs to
remember to be a point guard and distribute the ball. Early success for him is
not good for the team...he think he can take over the game and he plays way over
his head. Davies needs to guard big guys and quit making stupid steal attempts
against little guys. So many of his fouls are just not smart. We need him on the
floor. I hope his ankle heals 100% too...I think he's been a half step
slow/awkward. And yes, Tyler looks buff. Obviously, good weight
training has paid off for his game!
Haws is a beast...a lot more athletic than Jimmer (still has time to work on his
shooting)and if he remains healthy has a great career ahead of him in the NBA.
Good luck Haws!Go UTES!!
Can you imagine what those P-Day basketball games must have been like? Glad to
have Tyler back. He IS the backbone of the team. I've been very
disappointed at the lack of discipline and maturity of Davies, as a senior, as
well as the complete inconsistency of Carlino. Toughest game of the season
coming up against the Zags! Let's go, Cougs!
Always impressed with Tyler, but my opinion is still out on Davies. Too many
silly fouls. That will drop his stock in the draft. He needs to play smarter. I
see him still making too many freshman and sophomore mistakes.
Re: CougarBlue "...Davies. Too many silly fouls. That will drop his stock in
the draft." I don't think there's any way that Davies has any
chance of sniffing the NBA draft. Remember, aside from Jimmer, how many Cougs
players get drafted into the NBA? Correct, not many at all. He's destined
for Europe, which will at least provide him a good income.
The Cougars will need 25 plus from both Haws and Carlino if they want to win on
Thursday. The guards will be the key to winning this game. Zylstra needs to
score 15. Don't get your hopes up with Davies - he does not have the killer
instinct to match up with Gonzaga. He will get the ball stripped away at least 4
times. I would start Nate Austin and leave Brandon on the bench the first five
Seems like the only beat Haws has missed is when he went 2-10 from the field at
the Marriot Center vs Utah.Go Utes!
Haws is awesome, I wish he was a Ute.Pretty easy to cheer for the guy as
well, seems to conduct himself with some class. Those two shots he hit at the
end of the St Mary's game were huge. The dude was a hero if that last shot
from Dellavedova wouldn't have dropped.The sky's the limit for
Nice to have Tyler back. It was fun to see Marty back in the old days.We can't do anything about Davies past and current and he needs to stay
out of foul troubles to keep the game going.