tyler yo are just amazing. i hope you have a great time over at byu!
Congrats Tyler! You have been alot of fun to watch over the years at Lone Peak.
Wish we could have won it for a third time because you certainly deserved it
your senior season! Your parents are class acts just like you....humble, nice,
and caring individuals. I loved the cleaning the bus story....shows just what
you're about. It's nice to be important, but it's more important to be nice.
And to West Jordan fans, nice job in the state tourney, but this
article isn't about you.
Way to be Tyler!!! Can't imagine how much time you have put in to get this far
in your game. But ladies and gentleman, Mr. Haws got shut down by Jordan Weirek
in the State Championship game againts West Jordan... just throwin that out
there. GOOD LUCK AT BYU KID!!
this whole family is all state. His grandfatherwas our bishop. Marty was
part of a great BYU team.Go Tyler, mission and Cougars.
West Jordan State Champs. Congratulations!! Seriously good job you were great
this year. Now a couple of questions for you.Where were you in 2007
and again in 2008? I definitely did not see you in the semi-finals or finals
either year while Lone Peak won it both of those years. If you're a great team
then you'll be there every year and not a one year flash in the pan like the
Utes and their great 13-0 football season. Prove to us that you can be there
every year like Lone Peak has and then you'll have a little more credibility.
I was jogging by Lone Peak one day last summer at 6 am and saw a door open. I
walked into the gym and there was Tyler, dripping with sweat, shooting jumper
after jumper, taking passes from his Dad. Don't know what time he got there but
it showed me a little of what the kid's about. Congrats my man. You deserve
this award and many in life to come because of the type of person you are.
Re: NBA? 8:45Ever heard of Danny Ainge??? I really only think of a
couple of UTEEs that actually had a decient career at the next level, Tom
Chambers, Andre Miller, Keith VanHorn but even they didn't contribute to a
championship....Funny, if someone could tell me, has a UTE ever contributed to a
Championship at the next level??? Cougars: Steve Young, Jim MacMahon, Danny
Ainge, Mike Wier(Masters).
Don't worry BYU fans, he'll go on a mission but probably wont miss a single
season.Just messin. Congrats. I'm looking forward to what he can
do in college.
Maybe Tyler can be the first BYU athlete to have a meaningful career in the NBA.
Ouch for Shawn Bradley, Hafa, Travis Hansen (tattoos and all) and that guy who
was drafted last year and is now playing in Turkey or somewhere. Good decision.
So Tyler do you think your UTE uncle will cheer for you. or will he boo you like
he did your dad?
Guess I better renew my BYU Basketball season tickts. This kid is going to be
very good at the next level.
I've seen a lot of really great players come out of Utah as well some
surrounding states. It's way too hard to put a label on just one player and
call him the best ever. The game has changed so much over the years. But
here's a few I wouldn't kick out of the gym if I'm the coach. Dick Nemelka -
Danny Vranes - Devin Durrant - Fred Roberts - Jeff Judkins - John Benson - Brian
Taylor - Josh Grant - Alex Jensen. These are proven players that could take
over a game. Taylor was not a prolific scorer, but he had by far the best ball
handling skills of them all. These are my picks and I'm sticking to it. Oh and
by the way...Nemelka is the cream of this crop.
I have been watching Tyler Haws play for several years at Lone Peak. He does
everything!!!!He makes other people around him better and works very hard. He is
going to have a great career at BYU. BYU is very lucky to have a hard working
talented player like him.
Man, I hate my team. Here we have another great player going to BYU. I think
the Utes are so lame. I guess its time for me to start rooting for BYU. Plus,
the girls are way cuter there...
No, Haws did not play in the 8th grade on varsity. You will note that Lone Peak
has never played Kearns in boys basketball in the regular season. It as a spring
tournament just as he finished the 8th grade on a Lone Peak AAU school team.
(for the record, My son played with him, and we all saw him play with the jv and
varsity with our jaws on the floor that day. He was that good, and unselfish.
Really heady in how he shared the ball and made decisions, especially at that
age.) that fall he started as a freshman and was the best or second best to the
Chase kid on the team (depending on who you talk to) who was a senior, and he
was a Frosh!
At least he'll have a lot of time for studying - especially in March
Mr. Basketball doesn't mean he is the greatest player out there (even though
this year Haws is the greatest player out there). That's what the MVP is left
for. Look at past Mr. Basketball's, it doesn't always go to the player whose
team won it. More often than not, it goes to the opposite team. So quit
complaining, Haws is hands down the best player Utah has ever seen, he deserves
this more than any WJ player(even though they the 3 are great, they don't
compare). Congrats Haws and lead the Cougars to a NCAA victory baby!
With his qualifications both on and off the court, why would he not choose BYU?
Certainly you don't mean that TUN!
Tyler's humble, hardworking attitude makes you love this guy. Tyler is the real
deal and a great human being from a wonderful family. Tyler will make every
player better at BYU and leave a legacy of greatness. Way to Go Tyler!!!Rob Wellman
Haws is great but let's not forget about some of these players: Danny Vranes
(Skyline) who went on to the U. and helped the Utes to the Sweet 16 before they
bowed out to NC, Devin Durrant who prepped at Provo, think scored something like
50 points in the state championship game, had great career at BYU. Both Vranes
and Durrant played in the pros. And there was Bingham's Fred Roberts who led
the Miners to a state champ, played for BYU on the Elite 8 team and had a
lengthy career in the NBA. I think we need a bit of historical perspective.
Also, funny that LP was beat by Provo the last two years and Collinsworth was
the man especially in the game this year. Both led their teams but Collinsworth
was a bit more clutch in the OT.
Lots of envious uoobie troll today. Great choice Tyler; great athlete, great
as good as the media has been to lone peak over the years (medias always do like
to follow teams that win, cause it sells) dont feel slighted by not having Mr
Basketball. in 2005 Lone Peak beat Bountiful with Aird, Payson with Newbold and
Olympus with Green, and then Box Elder to win it all in 2005. yes, jackson emery
was mr basketball that year, but the state championship team did not even have
one first team player and they had 3 other players worthy of it, that bailed out
jackson a few times when he had his "im Human" games both in reg season and
playoffs,...cause coaches and media had to put players that went out in the
first and second round on first team for some reason. (glamor names) Tyler
deserves what he gets obviously due to the big picture of his success, but i bet
you guys have the mvp, and one or more first teamers. sometimes its politics,
and the glamor names that the coaches and writer pub have to be justified.
Every once in a while a kid comes along that is a little different.. Tyler Haws
understands where the game of basketball fits in the whole scheme of life and
knows that it is more important to be a good person(crazy huh!) We are lucky to
have him part of our community just for his example and goodness. Way to go Ty
tyler played with my son, and my son asked for weekly reports on tyler and the
team from his mission. Said "Dad, Tyler deserves anything and everything he
gets, he is the most unassuming, humble, unselfish down to earth kid i ever
played with. reminds me a lot of jackson, only ahead of him skill wise at the
same age". Class from the word go. could have really inflated his numbers but
did not push to score unless he had to. oh, and west jordan, he went to the
dance 3 times, won two. you have a great coach, one of the best in the state,
and great players, but as the only returning starter on his team this year, its
amazing its Lone Peak you played. without tyler, you would have been playing
someone else. Coach Lewis at lone peak knows how to develop players as a former
college coach, and lone peak will still be around for years to come cause he
does it from withing the boundaries, and the kids know his systems for years.
wouldnt mind seeing west jordan and lp play every year. my two favorite programs
in the state due to their coaches.
not byu haws! u could of gone anywhere
Anonymous | 1:13 p.m. March 25, 2009 Stew the best coach in Utah????
You are kidding right? He is a great coach and a heck of a contributor to the
local economy in Logan, but best coach, not so much. He is 4th behind Boylan,
Rose and Reid as SUU. 22 years as a coach. 1 Post season win. (NIT
and NCAA combined) 1-13. He racks up wins over weaker team. His first 12 years
as a head coach he had 20 wins 3 times. At CSU he didn't win a conference title
in his 7 years there. The first 4 he finished below .500 in the conference. I know BYU fans jump on Aggie articles and post comments, but if you
look at most threads there is a SERIOUS inferiority complex for Aggie fans. Now
you come on here and comment on an article on a great kid. Go back to the Aggie
articles and comment on how Riley is a trader and will fall apart at the Y.
Nice to see that we will see another Haws boys around again. Marty was fun to
watch and Tyler will too. Don't try to think too far ahead of yourself about
NCAA Birth yet. One game at a time. I remember when Danny Ainge came to his MVP
day to retired his Jersey at the MC and the announcer whoever was said that
Austin will take us to the next level. Boy, Austin sure look nervous or
embarrased about that. So, go easy on Ty! Welcome home Ty and enjoy your career!
Why play for Stew? Because he's the best coach in the state. He keeps a
program at or above the level of BYU and Utah's with less talent. I can
understand not wanting to live in Logan. Winter last 2 extra months and there
isn't much to do, but what is there to do in Provo?
Hey BYWHO, even a blind squirrel finds an acorn once in a while.
Yes!!!!!! I can't wait to cheer Haws and the rest of the Cougars on next year!
How about Jeff Judkins(BYU Women's Coach, not his younger brother Jon (Dixie
State's Men Head Coach)
When LP beat Viewmont a little old man wanted to meet Tyler. Tyler was the
nicest kid and showed great respect as theis gentleman gushed. Seems like this
kid has it together. And he chose the right school. Why go play for Stew and the
Aggies? So you can also lose in the first round after popping off about the Big
Who is John Judkins?????
Tyler Haws is a legend!
Best player ever from Utah? I swear John Judkins played with larry bird for the
Boston Celtics? He is hands down the best player ever out of Utah!
BYU still needs to recruite quicker and more athletic players or they will
continue to get smoked in the NCAA. If this kid is half as good as everyone
thinks he is then I want to see him lead BYU to a tourney victory.
Marty Haws is one of my all-time favorite Cougars. What a pleasure to see his
son come to BYU.Coming to BYU after a loss in the state finals
should keep Tyler hungry this summer!
The reason this kid is such a phenom is because of his upbringing. His father,
Marty Haws, was a sand-in-the-gut, death before dishonor type of point guard...
and a class act to boot. Young Haws displays these same noble traits and it will
be a treat watching him dismantle MWC patsies in years to come. Watch out
"BYU just sighned the most talented, most recruited class the state of Utah has
ever had. BYU will be really good then next 4 years!" Probably not...the best
recruits out of Utah, would be bench warmers at the other schools that recruited
them. Only time will tell, but I don't think the Utah players are going to make
the Y any better.Good luck
Haws was recruited by Stanford of the pac 10 and Marquette. Brandon Davies was
had offers from Arizona, Cal, and Gonzaga! Hmmm... you should follow recruiting
more. BYU just signed the most talented, most recruited class the state
of Utah has ever had. BYU will be really good then next 4 years!
Wow...three Mr. Basketballs from Lone Peak, and all three of them played/are
playing/will play for the cougs. And Lone Peak's been open for only eleven
years. LP has four state titles in eleven years of existence, and has produced
Coug greats Jackson Emery, Sam Burgess, and now Tyler Haws. They should rename
LP "Brigham Young Prep."Congrats to Tyler, and I agree with the
previous poster...with a senior Miles, Jackson, Fredette, and Abouo (assuming JT
doesn't come back...if he does, all the better if he improves his shot
selection), next year should be special. Can you say "4-peat"?
Play all 40 minutes at BYU, show them how it's done.Oh, and do the mission
thing well too.
The best "baller" Utah has ever had can only get to BYU? That explains why Utah
and BYU both got bounced in the first round of the NCAAs... good, but not
great.When will Utah have a basketball player that gets recruited
AND stars in the Big East or ACC. Where are our Louisville, Kansas, Kentucky,
Quality article. Haws sounds like a great player and person. This is a great
pick up for BYU. I just hope he can get the team to play harder than the lax
effort they ususally give on defense and in the tourney~!
Congrats Tyler. You've had a great prep basketball career. Best of luck in
your collegiate career and as a missionary!
The past few years has been the mother load for basketball talent in Utah. When
you look at Haws, CJ Wilcox, Brandon Davies and Kyle Collinsworth, all would be
Mr. Basketball on most years. But there are so many very good players that it's
hard to argue against anyone. Haws was the right choice, and in my opinion, is
the best player I've ever seen play high school basketball in Utah. Next season,
it's Collinsworth's award to lose, but I doubt he will. He'll have another great
year and then people will be saying "who is the best player ever in Utah, Haws
or Collinsworth?" We're lucky we've been able to watch these guys play.
the one difference in Haws and a Ute fan is that a Ute fan would have raised
havec with the bus.
The most impressive thing that struck me about Tyler other than his great
athletic abiltiy in your article, was that he stayed and cleaned up the bus
after others left---was a great peek into his character.That simple
act speaks volumes to me about character and selflessness and no gets there
without good parents, and a good heart. He'll make a great Elder.
And an All American at the Y.
We would have loved to get him. Now we'll be finding a way to beat him. Good luck Tyler.
MR Basketball? I thought West Jordon won the State Championship.
Nice story and accurate as to the character of the Haws family. Their 7th
grader TJ is an awesome player as well and will be a force in a couple of years
on the high school scene.
As a father of a LP B-Ball player, I want to say Thanks for being a great young
man on and off the court. The young men from the last 3 years have grown up
together.Good luck Ty and all.
Who will be better? Collinsworth or Haws?
Why would he go to ybu?? Just because his Dad played there? He will lead the
zoobies to a NCAA tournament win just like he lead LP to the state championship
this year............oh wait a minute! : )
The State of Utah should be extremely proud at this selection for the second
straight year...Tyler is as good a kid as he is a basketball player.A tribute to his parents, friends, school, and community.Way to go
Is he good enough to lead BYU to a NCAA first round victory? We will see...
As the saying goes, "like father like son" WOW! Sure a
great model of "FOR THE STRENGTH OF YOUTH"
West Jordan 2009 State champs!!!!
Great story on a great kid. To bad he is going to the wrong university...is it
too late to change your mind? USU is always open to quality team players. Good luck to you either way!
Congratulations to Tyler. This is quite an accomplishment. Cougar fans are
looking forward to having you on the team in the future. Meanwhile,
enjoy your award.
Tyler is a genius on the court, but his younger brother, TJ, is no slouch,
himself. He's currently tearing up the seventh-grade ranks. He recently scored
47 or so points IN ONE GAME in my son's league. (My son scored...ummm...slightly
fewer. Ahem.) Throw Marty into the mix, and we're looking at a Haws dynasty!
Let me be the first to say: "Come to BYU, TJ! Keep it rollin'!"
Congratulations Tyler Haws, Coach Lewis and Lone Peak!
On behalf of BYU faithful everywhere-we are delighted that you followed in your
dad's footsteps and chose the Y over bigger schools back east.We are
already imagining you in the lineup next season with
Fredette/Jackson/Abouyo/Miles/Hartsock et al. You are inheriting a gigantic
17-year old "monkey" of NCAA one and dones-but we are confident that if anyone
can take BYU to the next level of success-it will be this group of
playmakers.We have loved watching you this past four + years at LPHS
and look forward to the next 6 years of your BYU career.All the best
at the next level.Alpine Blue
Is this story accurate when it indicates that Haws played in a Varsity game in
the 8th grade? Can you play highschool as an 8th grader? I thought you had to
wait until you were in ninth grade at a minimum.
Wow, he seems to be exactly what BYU needs, not just in terms of skills but
disposition as well. I'm looking forward to tracking he college career.Great article, thanks.
I went through elementary school with this guy. Congrats man, awesome job!! Glad
your gonna be a BYU Cougar!!!!
Good luck to you at BYU, Tyler. I am sure you will be a valuable player there as
you have been at Lone Peak. Never lose sight of who you are and you will go far.
Maybe he will get BYU out of the gutter when it comes time to dance. heh
Congratulations Tyler! Looking forward to having you at the Y.
is a straight up baller and an awesome kid