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Nov 26, 2013; Kansas City, MO, USA; Brigham Young Cougars guard

Tyler Haws

(3) shoots as Wichita State Shockers guard

Nick Wiggins

(15) defends during the second half of the game at Sprint Center. Wichita won 75-62. Mandatory Credit: Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports

Tyler Haws – Guard – BYU

Every time Tyler Haws walks on the court, you might as well put 20 points up for BYU, because that’s inevitably the bare minimum Haws will contribute in any given game.

Haws is a scoring guru, a tickler of the twine, a straight out bucket getter. His 23.4 points per game is a true testament to that.

As a scorer, Haws is a treat to watch for any college basketball purist. Off the ball, Haws can be found fighting through multiple defenders to find the ball. When he has the ball in his hands, it’s virtually over for opposing defenders. While Haws likes to shoot the ball, he rarely takes poor shots and shoots an efficient 46.6 percent from the field.

However, while Haws was a great scorer last season, his improvements to his overall game have made him an even better player. First off, Haws improved his 3-point shooting from last season. The junior guard shot 41.1 percent from 3-point range this season, a substantial increase from the 38.1 percent clip Haws posted in his sophomore season. Haws made an emphasis drive to the basket much more this season, and the stats represent that. Haws shot 1.9 more free throws a game this season compared to last.

People may discredit Tyler Haws for his underwhelming rebound and assist totals, but that is not the role he takes on in BYU’s system. He is a scorer, and a darn good one at that.