BYU’s Haws nominated for Senior CLASS Award

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Elliott Miller
Tyler Haws drives to the hoop against San Francisco on March 10, 2014. Haws is a candidate for several prestigious awards this year. (Elliot Miller)

BYU senior guard Tyler Haws has been named as one of 30 candidates for the 2014–2015 Senior CLASS Award. The nomination for a major award is the second in two weeks for Haws, who is also one of 25 finalists for the 2014–2015 John R. Wooden Award.

Players nominated for the Senior CLASS Award are selected due to their outstanding achievements in community, classroom, character and competition.

The nomination shows that Haws is more than just a great shooter, averaging 22.3 ppg this season. He regularly participates in sports camp on BYU campus to help youth develop their love for basketball while sharing his passion for the game.

Rigorous team practices and the leadership involved as returning team captain have not distracted Haws from his goal of higher education. Haws has maintained at least a 2.00 grade point average while playing for BYU.

Despite taking time off from school to serve a mission for the LDS Church from 2010 to 2012, Haws has been able to smoothly reintegrate himself back into the team.

“Haws really understands what we want to do and how we want to do it,” head coach Dave Rose said.

Haws can join former teammate Jimmer Fredette by winning the CLASS Award. Fredette was also a finalist during his time at BYU, winning the award in the 2010–2011 season.

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