TJ Haws caps off his unprecedented prep career being named 2014's Mr. Basketball

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  • talkinsports Gilbert, AZ
    March 28, 2014 9:05 a.m.

    BYU fans are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the 2016-17 season when TJ, Nick, Mika and all of the other great players that have already signed with BYU are together on the court at the Marriott Center.

  • goosehuntr Tooele, UT
    March 27, 2014 11:05 a.m.

    Not just a phenomenal Basketballer, but a great young man. May God walk with you in France, and we anticipate your return after the most important work of your life to this point is completed with honor.

  • babyR Salt Lake, UT
    March 27, 2014 9:13 a.m.

    Way to go TJ! I've followed Lone Peak basketball for several years now that the team has been in the national limelight and the times I've seen you play have greatly impressed me. I believe that there is another terrific Haws on BYU's horizon, which bodes well for their team. Equally important (actually more so--), you've the character and commitment to your Church and community that earns you role-model stature. I've been around long enough to remember what a great BB player you're father was. What a magnificent tribute to him to have his sons excel as he did, following in his footsteps both on the basketball court and in the Church. Thank you for being true to the faiths.

  • Mildred in Fillmore Salt Lake City, UT
    March 26, 2014 5:30 p.m.

    I hope he stays all 4 years at the Y before he goes to the NBA.

  • Natester Cedar Hills, UT
    March 26, 2014 4:59 p.m.

    To ManInTheMiddle -
    No disrespect to Shawn Bradley, but you couldn't be more wrong. When considering the best basketball player, one needs to consider the competition level of the opponents from which the stats came. Clearly, no player in Utah history has amassed the stats of Haws, against the level of competition he had to play against, for all 4 years. His senior year was further evidence of his greatness - T.J. Haws played the entire year with a huge red bullseye on his chest, and the fate of his team on his back. Anyone watching his final high school game can attest to the amazing nature of what he has accomplished. Kudos to you, T.J!

  • ManInTheMiddle SANDY, UT
    March 26, 2014 2:21 p.m.

    There is no debate here - Shawn Bradley is BY FAR the best prep basketball player in Utah history. You can debate his year in college and 12 years in the NBA, but what isn't debatable is that he dominated high school basketball unlike any other.

    His senior season he averaged 25 points, 17 rebounds and 9 blocks per game (often in limited minutes).

  • Mountanman Hayden, ID
    March 26, 2014 1:49 p.m.

    Nice shoes in your photo TJ. Very cool!

  • H8 Red Centerville, UT
    March 26, 2014 1:00 p.m.

    I've seen TJ play a couple of times in person and the thing that stood out along with his uncanny basketball IQ and passing skills in his physique. He is really skinny almost frail looking. It will be interesting to see how he does at the next level, I hope for the best.

  • Tators Hyrum, UT
    March 26, 2014 12:24 p.m.

    Wow.. what an impressive basketball resume, one that is seldom if ever equaled. They sky is the limit as for as TJ's potential goes. It will be extra fun and interesting to continue following his basketball career.

    It's interesting and also telling that both the boy and girl recognized as the best high school basketball players in the state this year have committed to go to BYU. The future for basketball in both genders continues to look very bright at BYU.

    Congratulations, TJ. We all wish you the best in your future, both on and off the court.

  • Mtn Tracker Ephraim, UT
    March 26, 2014 9:47 a.m.

    Way to go TJ!! Can't wait to see you in a couple years!