As this basketball season has now concluded it is time to go back and give props to those who contributed to the success of the Cougars. And while Kyle Collinsworth, Anson Winder, and Skyler Halford became the late season saviors, it is important to note the impact Tyler Haws made this season and during his entire career at BYU. He wasn’t flashy (a la Jimmer) and didn’t guide BYU to a deep tournament run. But what he did do was deliver–day-in and day-out–with almost unwavering consistency. While we can identify some of the impact Haws has had at BYU by looking at his statistics, it is hard to understand the true difference he has made for this program. He has quietly done things that no other cougar has done and many of those accomplishments have gone unrecognized. So to pay tribute to Tyler we will list a few of his record breaking accomplishments, dating back to his Lone Peak days.
Lone Peak High School records (21)
At Lone Peak High School Tyler broke 21 school records including:
- (7) Single game records for: points (38), field goals (13), free throws attempted (25), free throws made (21), free throw percentage (1.000, 14/14), rating (42), rebounds (19… he’s listed as such on the LP website but I’m guessing this was a typo).
- (7) Single season records for: points (590), per game point average (23.8), field goals attempted, field goals made, free throws attempted, free throws made, rating (618)
- (7) Career records for: points, per game point average, field goals attempted, field goals made, free throws attempted, free throws made, rating
Haws accomplishments didn’t end on the basketball court. He was a true scholar, graduating with a 3.97 GPA. It’s also interesting to note that in track and field Haws set the Lone Peak school record in the 400 meters (52.28 seconds), and in the high jump (6’2”), and placed 2nd all-time in the 4×400 relay.
BYU records (17)
- (3) Single game records: Most points scored by a Sophomore in a game: (42 vs. Virginia Tech), NIT single game scoring (37 vs. Washington), Points scored in any postseason game (37 vs. Washington)
- (2) Single season records: Freshman free throw shooting percentage (.917), NIT single season/tournament scoring average (27.8)
- (12) Career records: Consecutive free throws made (48), career NIT points: (111), Most points through junior season (1944), points (2720, #20 in NCAA), field goals attempts (tied for first, 820), free throws made (724), free throw percentage (.883), games started (137), 20 point games (74), minutes played (4427), double figure scoring games (74), average 20+ points for three seasons (tied for first with Michael Smith).
WCC records (1)
- WCC tournament free throws made: 29 (junior season)
It is interesting to note that at both LPHS and BYU Haws owns far more career records than he does single game and single season records. This is another testament to his consistency, producing at such a high level for a sustained period of time. To read about some of his other accomplishment please visit his player profile.
Note: This is likely not a comprehensive list, but it does include all the records I’ve been able to track down. If you have a correction or know of other records Haws has broken at some point in his career please note those in the comments section below.