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Published: Monday, March 31 2014 7:00 p.m. MDT

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A nice honor for a good player. Congrats.

Phoenix, AZ

Well deserved and well earned. Looks like the AP confirmed what most people who cheer for BYU have been saying all year long. Haws is the best in the state.

ET Bass
Idaho Falls, ID

Clearly the best player in the state of Utah! Go Tyler!

Roy, UT

Tyler needs to be consistent, in the big end of the season games he did not shine. Important that he improve his 3 point shooting in his senior season. That said, we know the Cougars benefited greatly for his play in 2013-14.


Well, didn't take long for the pot-stirring to start here. Goodness, is it too hard to just congratulate a guy and wish him luck?

no comment
New Orleans, LA

It must have been his performance in the first round of the tournament, prior to BYU's loss to Oregon, that won him the honor.

Big 12 Call Yet?
Ogden, UT

Haws record against the Pac 12 this year? .333

Haws record against his rival Utah? .000

Haws record against ranked teams? .000

Ed Grady
Idaho Falls, ID

Maybe he earned the honor because of his play against St. Marys. Ute fans, you remember St Marys don't you?

Salt Lake City , UT

2013utesweep this award is not for who will be best in NBA but for who is playing best right now in the college.
If it should be based on NBA then let's just give it to LeBron James every year why even bother.

Provo, UT

Haws was fun to watch, if a little frustrating due to inconsistency. But let's not fool ourselves. Just like ol' what's his name who is warming the bench in Chicago, Haws' college awards will mean little at the next level.

But I don't base my enjoyment of college basketball on the unknown future pro prospects of the players. I enjoy it for what it is.

South Jordan, Utah

The statements from some are just plain dumb. Haws won the award because he is the best in the state, period. If someone was better, they would have won the award. This has nothing to do with the NBA, Jimmer or Utah fans wanting to bag on everything BYU. This is about Tyler Haws playing the sport he loves for BYU. He is a college kid getting an education and playing basketball in the process, so stop with the stupidity.

South Jordan, Utah

An ol' what's his name warming the bench in Chicago will have made millions by the time he is done. I am fairly certain that most out there would trade places with him in a heart beat, not just for the thrill of being in the NBA, but for the financial security it provides.

As far as his award meaning nothing at the next level, maybe so, maybe not. That chapter hasn't been written yet. Regardless, Tyler Haws will always be knowns as an all-american at BYU - until the day he dies and beyond. Pretty cool if you ask me despite what all the naysayers say.

Mildred in Fillmore
Salt Lake City, UT

Tyler should have been the national player of the year.

Serenity Now
Highland, UT

Actually, Haws' record against Utah is pretty good: 3-1. Two victories as a frosh when the teams played each other twice a year, once last year as a soph, and one loss this year.

Highland, UT

Well christy makes a good point. Who wouldn't prefer to have a player that has lead his team to a one and done in a high school gym in the nit, but some scouts say might be a better NBA player, than a guy that has helped his team to two ncaa tournaments including a sweet 16 and is an all american?

No playoff for U
Salt Lake City, UT

Haws' record versus Utah: 3-1 (75%)

Haws' record versus the PAC 12: 5-3 (63%)

Haws' record in the NCAA tournament: 2-2 (50%)

Haws' record in NCAA/NIT tournaments: 5-3 (63%)


B12's record of painting an accurate picture of Haws' accomplishments: 0%

Salt Lake City, UT

Big 12,

How'd it go in the NIT for the utes? See No playoff for U if you're interested in the facts of BYU's performance.

Riddles in the Dark
Olympus Cove, Utah


Haws didn't play on BYU's Sweet Sixteen team, but he was a starter on the BYU team that beat Florida in the opening round of the 2010 NCAA tournament. He was also MWC Freshman of the Year in 2009-10.

Haws has averaged 22 ppg in 7 NCAA/NIT games and has a 4-3 record in NCAA/NIT tournaments.

Wright scored 10 points in an NIT opening round loss to Saint Mary's, has never played in the NCAA tournament, and has an 0-1 record in NCAA/NIT tournaments.

Who cares whether Wright is an NBA prospect, or not, if he can't even get his team past the first round of the NIT.

Anaheim, CA

As every die hard fan knows,

a first round exit from the NIT is a much bigger accomplishment than playing in the Big Dance as long as you have "NBA potential".

At least that's the current talking point on the hill.

Salt Lake City, UT

Highland, UT

Please tell us how Haws played on the Sweet 16 team during the time that he was on a mission.

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