BYU basketball: Previewing the Cougars’ backcourt

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TJ Haws

TJ, the younger brother of BYU’s all-time leading scorer Tyler Haws, will be an immediate impact player for Dave Rose.

The 6-foot-4 guard was arguably the best high school player in Utah as a senior and I would imagine he’ll be in the starting lineup for game one against Princeton.

For as good as Tyler was in Provo, TJ will be enormously better. He’s a better three-point shooter and craftier around the basket. He’s lanky now, but with more strength trainer he should grow into his frame nicely.

He’s a four-time Utah 5A state champion, and was the 2014 Utah Gatorade Player of the Year.

As a senior at Lone Peak he averaged 25.2 points per game and finished his high school career with 1,896 points.