Haws a candidate for the Lou Henson Award

(Photo by BYU Photo/Jaren Wilkey)

BOSTON, Mass. -- BYU sophomore guard Tyler Haws was named one of 25 finalists for the 2013 Lou Henson Award on Monday. The award is presented annually to the top mid-major player in college basketball.

Haws currently leads the Cougars in scoring at 20.9 points per game, good for first in the West Coast Conference and ninth in the nation. He has scored 20-plus points 19 times and posted a season-high 42 points against Virginia Tech. Haws also averages 4.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.4 steals while shooting .476 from the field, .379 from three and .866 from the free throw line. Fans can vote for Haws by visiting www.VoteLouHenson.com.

For the second straight year CollegeInsider.com is working with Point3 Basketball to promote the Lou Henson award 'fan vote,' which will constitute 33 percent of the final vote.

The Lou Henson Award is presented annually to the top mid-major player in Division I college basketball. The award is named in honor of Lou Henson who retired after a spectacular coaching career that lasted 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

The 2013 Award will be presented at the CollegeInsider.com awards banquet in Atlanta, site of the men's NCAA Basketball Championship.

 

2013 Lou Henson Award Finalists
Name Height Year School
Travis Bader  6-5  Jr.  Oakland
Billy Baron  6-2  Jr.  Canisius
Jerrelle Benimon  6-8  Jr.  Towson
Tommy Brenton  6-5  Sr.  Stony Brook
Ryan Broekhoff  6-7  Sr.  Valparaiso
Isaiah Canaan  6-1  Sr.  Murray State
Jackie Carmichael  6-9  Sr.  Illinois State
Will Cherry  6-1  Sr.  Montana
Ian Clark  6-3  Sr.  Belmont
Jake Cohen  6-10  Sr.  Davidson
D.J. Cooper  6-0  Sr.  Ohio
Matthew Dellavedova  6-4  Sr.  Saint Mary's
James Ennis  6-7  Sr.  Long Beach
Juan'ya Green  6-3  So.  Niagara
Tyler Haws  6-5  So.  BYU
Lamont Jones  6-0  Sr.  Iona
Jake Odum  6-4  Jr.  Indiana State
Jamal Olasewere  6-7  Sr.  LIU-Brooklyn
Zeke Marshall  7-0  Sr.  Akron
Ray McCallum  6-3  Jr.  Detroit
Doug McDermott  6-8  Jr.  Creighton
Mike Muscala  6-11  Sr.  Bucknell
Augustine Rubit  6-7  Jr.  South Alabama
Taylor Smith  6-6  Sr.  Stephen F. Austin
Nate Wolters  6-4  Sr.  South Dakota State