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Published: Tuesday, Jan. 22 2013 8:46 a.m. MST

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Kralon
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA

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!

Cinci Man
FT MITCHELL, KY

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!

dumprake
Washington, UT

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 successfully .

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

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.

sammyg
Springville, UT

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!

AZ Blue & Red
Gilbert, AZ

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.

CougFaninTX
Frisco, TX

P.S. This picture makes Tyler look like he's ready for the Mr Universe contest. I didn't realize he was this buff.

oldcougar
Orem, UT

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!

Wookie
Omaha, NE

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!!

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

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!

CougarBlue
Heber City, UT

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.

So. Cal Reader
San Diego, CA

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.

Tom in CA
Vallejo, CA

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 minutes.

LindonMan
Lindon, UT

Jabari Who?

Dutchman
Murray, UT

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!

motorbike
Cottonwood Heights, UT

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 Haws.

DEW Cougars
Sandy, UT

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.

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