High school boys basketball: TJ Haws has created his own legacy at Lone Peak

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  • reddesert7 St. George, Utah
    Jan. 30, 2014 10:13 p.m.

    Aubri 1,
    Not sure what your point has to do with this article? TJ shoots 48% from the field, so I or any recruiter would hope he would shoot a hundred shots a game! I saw him score 40 this year and he didn't even play the 4th quarter. The kid is amazing and shoots an extremely high percentage! So, do the math.... he almost makes 1 out of every 2 shots he takes! and, to say that a kid like TJ is selfish because "that's what you are if you score a lot of points"? is ridiculous.
    Have you ever seen him play? I know Dave Rose is licking his chops to get this "selfish ball-hog" back from his mission and into his lineup! Players, like Haws, don't come around too often, so sit back and enjoy every minute you can watching him play! I know I will! Nice article, by the way!

  • rph Arlington, VA
    Jan. 30, 2014 12:21 a.m.

    "Like a coral reef barracuda." Really? Trying to hard there, chief.

  • aubrey1 orem, utah
    Jan. 29, 2014 8:58 a.m.

    I would like to see a state wide statistic for all teams by player that shows attempts/made baskets. For years the tradition has been to list by name the high scorers in every summary and story. No one knows how many shots that player put up to get those points. I think that seeing this stat would help change the mind set of recruiters and players, as well as coaches. The way it is now it just promotes selfishness and gives a false perception of who played well.

  • Heart and Mind BUENA VISTA, VA
    Jan. 29, 2014 6:04 a.m.

    Wow, what a real-life example. When I was a scoutmaster, almost all the boys really thought they would be pro athletes. Haws is showing how it must be done. He is well on his way to Malcolm Gladwell's milestone, that it takes 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert in some field. Yet as the article said, "It has to come from the boy." I used to home teach a family, where the boy was shooting 300+ free throws a night. He made it to the NBA.

  • arock04 Logan, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 3:52 p.m.

    I heard somewhere...with no validation unfortunately, but that when TJ was a freshman Quincy Lewis said that he would one day be the best player to come out of Lone Peak. TJ is making a pretty darn good argument for that title. And think of the guys that have come out of there: Jackson Emery, Tyler Haws, Nick Emery, Eric Mika...to name their powerhouses. Not to mention other solid college guys like Bracken Funk, Josh Sharp, Nate Austin, and many other D2 or JC guys.
    Shows that hard work pays off! Keep tearin' it up Teej!

  • Down under Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 1:13 p.m.

    And the legacy will continue at BYU. He may be the best out of the Haws bunch. I am sure that the uteh coaches are drooling at the kid. Lone Peak will be a good pipeline for BYU.
    Now if BYU can just get some real good big men they would be real tough to stop. Until then they will continue to be the best team in the state for many years.

  • Gone fishin Seattle, WA
    Jan. 28, 2014 1:08 p.m.

    Why in the world would he do that? he has already seen the light. That is why he signed with BYU. Plus he probably does want to be forced to play on Sunday.

  • agarrett PROVO, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 10:32 a.m.

    @news j
    And a 4th one is on the team with him right now!

  • babyR Salt Lake, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 9:47 a.m.

    TJ is an inspiration to every aspiring young would-be and now-be basketball player! I'm a teacher of young men and I use his example to illustrate what it takes to be the very best you can be. Many young men think that a few shoot-a-rounds can make them stars--it just isn't so! Jimmer is another of my young heroes. He's dedication to basketball is legendary as well.
    goooooooooooooooo Cougars!

  • news j Salt Lake City, UT
    Jan. 28, 2014 9:28 a.m.

    bungalow, its to late for TJ to become a Ute. He along with two other teammates from the Lone Peak High School national championship team have committed to the Cougars. One of them is a starter now and the other one is on a mission.