BYU Basketball: Tyler Haws is used to different defenses

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  • OCoug Ogden, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 8:47 p.m.

    Haws is doing great for a sophomore who recently returned from his mission. Its okay to be a poorman's Jimmer as a sophomore. If Haws was on a top 30 team, he wouldn't be the star but he also wouldn't be the focus of double and triple teams either. The stat of his shooting versus top 25 teams has too little sample data to give it any serious credence.

    Haws is the best player in the state, which this year isn't saying a whole lot compared to the previous years.

  • kfbob SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 3:44 p.m.

    Haws is a very good shooter and typical Utah overachiever. He would probably average 10-12 point per game on a top 30 team. Against top 25 teams he is shooting 35% from the floor and 15% from 3pt. He is not tall enough or a good enough athlete to consistently get to the basket for easy shots. His easy shots come from screens, back cuts and teamwork. If the teamwork is not going well... no easy shots for Haws. Players with less size and athletic ability have to rely on smarts and teamwork, and of course very good shooting.

  • trentster TUSTIN, CA
    Jan. 30, 2013 3:27 p.m.

    Lack of quickness and athleticism is an issue. Haws is fairly quick, but his arm length has him playing as if he is many inches shorter than his actual height. Carlino is too slow to be effective against top points. Their zone defense against Gonzaga was porous, way too many lay-ups allowed. Not sure of the stats, but their 3 point success just feels inconsistent. In short, sad to say, the Cougs are an NIT team that may win a few games in that not-so-long-ago great tourney.

  • Dave C. Crestline, CA
    Jan. 30, 2013 3:10 p.m.

    Tyler's scoring problem will be resolved when other team mates start scoring more. For instance, Austin has a beautiful shot that has been dropping a lot lately. I sure hope coach Rose has given him the red light to shoot more. If other team mates start scoring more, defenses will have to respond & that will open Haws to score more. When a player is hot, they should shoot more, but when they are cold, they should save it for another day. When any given player misses 4-5 three point shots in a row, they should be smart enough to back off for another day, and feed someone else that is hot.

  • Duckhunted provo, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 3:05 p.m.

    A poorman's Jimmer!!

  • Down under Pullman, WA
    Jan. 30, 2013 2:38 p.m.

    Chris B,
    LOL all you want. Facts are facts no matter how you might want to brush them aside. BYU is in an elite group of winning programs nationwide. Utah and BYU are heading in different directions in their baskelball programs. They Y is on the way up and the U is at the bottom of their conference and heading for the bottom of the country.
    BYU's recruiting class is stellar so I only see them getting better in the next few years. Utah wil struggle for some time and it may be many years before they become relevant again.

  • Jim1027 St. George, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 1:51 p.m.

    You just have to decide whether you're going to be a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond. Utah has decided to be a doormat in the Pac12 for the teams to wipe their feet on them. They decided to play other teams than their former travel partner for decades.

    BYU is getting the schedules, the wins, and the exposure they want. And it will improve, year by year. Can Utah say that?

  • Y Grad / Y Dad Richland, WA
    Jan. 30, 2013 12:36 p.m.

    Chris B

    "Every team has down periods. But the question of how good a program you are is how HIGH you made it during the HIGH years."

    As in, football NC? I'll remember that the next time I hear "what have you done lately?"

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 30, 2013 11:34 a.m.


    "over the same time frame"? HA HA LOL. Are you seriuos. That's like saying Duke isn't that good in basketball because their season ended earlier than normal last year in the tourament.

    Or that USC is not a good football programs because they went 7-6 last year.

    My whole is point is that the pinnacle to BYU's basketball program in the last 30 years? A single sweet 16 trip.

    Every team has down periods. But the question of how good a program you are is how HIGH you made it during the HIGH years.

    Utah has made many sweet 16 runs in the past 30 years.

    But you just keep telling yourself USC is a bad football program because last year they didnt do well.

    P.S. Big 12 call yet?

    Jan. 30, 2013 9:29 a.m.

    @Chrissy B: And your elite program is what over the same time frame?

  • thebigsamoan Richmond, VA
    Jan. 30, 2013 8:51 a.m.

    I'm still baffled at Haws scoring only 1 point against Gonzaga. I didn't see the game but I couldn't imagine him faring that bad scoring only 1 point. I figured if he didn't score a basket, that he would at least score more than 1 from the free throw line. That was very puzzling to me. Anyhow, here's hoping he would fare much better the next time they meet. I mean he couldn't do worse than 1 point.

    Go Cougars!