COLORADO Springs, Colo. – BYU’s Tyler Haws did a little of everything in Friday’s scrimmage against a group of local Division II players at the USA World University Games training camp.
Haws scored five points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and had two steals as the USA World University Games (WUG) hopefuls won 114-61.
Coach Bob McKillop utilized all 15 players and had different lineups on the floor in each quarter. Haws first entered the contest in the second quarter and helped WUG to its most dominant period of the night. He hit a jumper and two free throws and had three assists as WUG out-scored the opposition 36-9.
Haws re-entered the game in the fourth quarter and on his first possession grabbed an offensive rebound and passed to Cory Jefferson for an easy bucket. He added two more rebounds and a steal in the fourth.
The final roster of 12 players is likely to be announced tonight.
Coach Bob McKillop
“We’re looking for guys who can fight through fatigue, guys who are unselfish, who want to be part of a team. We’re looking for guys who are tough, who’ll get long rebounds and 50-50 balls and of course skill. You need skill but they’re here because of their skill.”
“There were butterflies clearly tonight because of the pressure of the cut and because they’re playing in front of a number of people and playing a different opponent.”
“You’re trying to find out who can help us win games and who can fight through the temptation of being selfish and the temptation of being tired or the temptation of making a mistake. I think we saw that tonight. I think we got exposed from the standpoint of we made a lot of mistakes but I also liked the way we responded to those mistakes.”
“He (Tyler) continued to get better and better. He’s tough as nails, he gets those loose balls and he helps you win games.”
“We played against some D2 guys, some big, physical guys and I felt like our guys played really well.”
“I thought I was able to show some good things in my game and I think the coaches are going to make a decision tonight so we’ll see what happens.”
Goal coming into tonight:
“To be able to show that I can help the team win and to make winning plays. I think that’s what the coaches were looking for and hopefully I showed that. I feel like I had a few good assists, I knocked down a jumper and ran the floor well and tried to leave everything out there. Hopefully I can still be here tomorrow.”