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Nick Haws, Class of 2014, Recruiting Profile

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This year Brigham Young University basketball team will be a lot better.  The addition of incoming freshmen Nick Emery & Eric Mika will be the starting point. However, it will be a year later when BYU meets its full potential when senior PG TJ Haws, Lone Peak Knights, (class of 2014) steps on campus.

Haws contemplated reclassifying into the class of 2013 after his Lone Peak Knights (Highland, Utah) won their third straight class 5A State Championship last March. That team featured both Emery and Mika alongside Haws. However, luckily for the Knights, Haws decided that he would come back for his senior year and a chance to win his fourth straight 5A State Championship.

The 6-3, 170 pound guard is electrifying to say the least. His size makes him a mismatch problem for smaller guards in the post and battling for position. Haws at the guard position can do everything you want on the court. His floor vision and ball handle could best be compared to that of Chris Paul.

Haws, though speedy on the court, plays with a pace not seen in many high school players. Always under control, he lets the defense dictate what type of offense style he will play. When defenders press up and challenge his ball handling, Haws has the capability to get past them and slash to the basket where he is a solid finisher.

The part of his game that deserves the most accolades is his shot selection. Haws can take and make all the shots on the court. When given the three he can sink it with range, but it’s his use of the midrange jumper that makes him a complete scorer at the high school level. Whether you throw a bigger defender to stop his path to the basket, Haws is still capable of clearing enough space to get off quality shots. 

Though Cougars fans will have to wait one more year for Haws to step foot on campus, Knights fans get to enjoy his stellar play for one more winter and hopefully a fourth consecutive 5A state title.