BYU's Tyler Haws earns national attention for scoring outburst

Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated noticed what blossoming BYU basketball star Tyler Haws did Saturday afternoon, and so did ESPN’s Andy Katz.

A couple of days after Haws scored a career-high 42 points at EnergySolutions Arena in a 97-71 win over Virginia Tech — the best individual scoring performance in Division I college basketball this season — he was named the national player of the week by websites directed by NBC Sports and Sports Illustrated, among others, and Katz surmised that the sophomore returned missionary "must be in pretty good shape to light up Virginia Tech for 42 points."

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