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Tyler Haws

School

Brigham Young University

Position
Guard
Major
Busincess

Classroom

Tyler Haws is a business major in the BYU Marriott School, a program consistently ranked among the top 20 business programs in the country. As a freshman, Haws earned Academic All-MWC honors, and the past two seasons he has been named to the WCC Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

Character

Haws is a student-athlete who displays high character. Through his dedication to his team and his hard work, his coaches have named him a team captain each of the last three seasons. His example on and off the court is one that other student-athletes strive to emulate. Haws has also demonstrated his character through his commitment to his church. Following his freshman year, he chose to give up two years to serve a mission in the Philippines.

Community

In addition to his leadership on the court, Haws has proven to be a leader in the community, serving as a role model for young fans. Along with his coaches and teammates, he has participated each year in the annual Children with Cancer Christmas Foundation, an organization that provides relief for families that have children with cancer. Following his freshman year, Haws served a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Philippines. While there he taught families and individuals (in fluent Tagalog) principles that would help improve their lives while also providing service to those in need. Following the tsunami in 2013 in the Philippines, Haws made a YouTube video to encourage others to donate to the relief efforts. Since returning from his mission in 2012, Haws has continued to live a life of service and use his role as a student-athlete in a high-profile sport to make a difference in the lives of others. He regularly speaks at schools and to church youth groups throughout the area about making positive choices, saying no to drugs and doing the right thing. He traveled as far as Idaho, California and Washington to speak to youth groups during the summers. Haws has volunteered his time visiting a school for handicapped children and spent time teaching them about the game of basketball. He also has visited children with cancer and disabilities in their homes and schools.

Competition

Haws has enjoyed one of the most decorated careers in BYU basketball history. He is currently on track to become the program’s all-time leading scorer as he is third behind Cougar greats Jimmer Fredette and Danny Ainge. As a sophomore, Haws was named First-Team All-WCC and First-Team All-District while averaging 21.7 points per game, first in the WCC and 7th in the NCAA. As a junior, Haws was even better, averaging 23.2 points to repeat as the WCC’s leading scorer and finish 6th in the NCAA. He was named the WCC Player of the Year and earned All-District and AP Honorable Mention All-America honors. This season, Haws is currently second in the nation and first in the WCC at 22.5 points per game. He earned several preseason All-WCC and All-America honors and is currently on the Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list. In addition to being on track to finish first in school history in career points, he is the NCAA’s active career scoring leader. Haws also holds the BYU records for free throws made and career starts and will likely set the records for minutes played, games scoring in double figures and 20-point games and among the top 10 in field goals made and 3-point field goals made.