It has been a special season for BYU guard Tyler Haws. Today Haws’ season became even more special with West Coast Conference Player of the Year honors. The fourth time a BYU Basketball player has won player of the year in a conference during the Dave Rose era, and the first since Jimmer Fredette won the Mountain West Conference Player of the Year in 2011.
Heading into this season, many wondered how Haws would follow up an outstanding sophomore year where he was coming off a mission. Haws has responded with 23.4 points per game which is 6th best in country. Haws has had seven games scoring over 30 points this season, including a 48-point game against Portland back in January.
Haws was by far the best player in the WCC this season. In a year where the league lacked top 25 teams, Haws stood out in a league that had tremendous balance this season.
Tyler Haws has been an under appreciated player during his time at BYU. He has been nothing short of terrific since he came to BYU, and sometimes you wonder if people truly realize how special this guy has been.
The comparisons to Jimmer Fredette are ridiculous. They are two different players. But Haws has been fantastic in Provo and he has the potential to go down as one of the greatest players in BYU Basketball history when his career in Cougar blue is all said and done.
Along with Haws, other Cougar Cagers received WCC post-season honors. Sophomore guard/forward, Kyle Collinsworth was selected 1st team All-WCC. Freshman Eric Mika was selected to the All-WCC Freshman team.