Nov 15, 2012; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Brigham Young Cougars guard Tyler Haws (3) drives around Florida State Seminoles guard Devon Bookert (1) during the second half of the game at the Coaches vs Cancer held at Barclays Center. Florida State won 88-70. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
No. 1- Tyler Haws (BYU)
By Andrew Perkins
Haws set the bar extremely high for himself in the 2012-2013 season, coming off a two-year basketball hiatus to lead the WCC in scoring at 21.7 ppg. What’s more impressive is that he scored at such a high level while averaging only 1.2 3-point field goals a game. That may be what’s so special about Haws – his mid-range game is a thing of pure beauty. It’s hard NOT to believe that any 15-footer that he shoots will end up tickling the twine. He’s now the undisputed go-to guy, and he’ll need to up his game even more. Haws struggled against more physical competition – note the 1-point performance against Gonzaga – and one might expect defenses to be even more physical with him this year. With a full summer of work, including his appearance in the World University Games, Haws should be ready for the big challenge that lies ahead.