2009 Introduction: Tyler Haws

Tyler Haws, a 6-5 junior shooting guard from Highland (Utah) Lone Peak, was injured during the spring and consequently didn't get seen on the AAU circuit. But many West Coast programs are already well aware of Haws...

We received an email recently Tyler Haws, 6-5 JR SG Highland (Utah) Lone Peak, with an update on his recruitment and we followed up with some questions for him. Haws is one of the best shooters in the 2009 West Coast class and he has a very good feel for the game. Haws has a chance to be recruited at the high major level.

Haws has high interest in BYU, Gonzaga, Stanford, UCLA and Utah. Pepperdine and San Diego are two schools in which he currently has medium interest.

The biggest issues for Haws in his recruitment will be academics, coaching staff/teammates and being part of a winning program. Helping a team continue a winning tradition and going deep into the NCAA tournament are priorities for Haws.

He told us that he wants to play for someone who understands the game and takes pride in being a great teacher. "I am lucky because Coach Lewis (Lone Peak high school coach) is a great teacher," said Haws.

As for the timing of his decision, Haws told us, "I want to enjoy the process as much as possible. I feel like I need to take my time and be patient. I'll continue to weigh out the strengths of each school and learn about the people who will help me make my decision. I probably will decide around this time next year (before my senior season).

We asked Haws about the issue of staying in Utah or going away to college.

"Location does not weigh that much into my decision," said Haws. "I am open to playing anywhere…as long as it's a nice place."

Haws currently has a 3.9 GPA and wants to be a business/pre-med major.

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