Originally written on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 11/16/14
A year ago, Tyler Haws was out of basketball, except for the occasional pick-up game in the Philippines, where Filipinos would automatically deem the 6-foot-5 ''giant'' their center. Now back at Brigham Young, the sophomore guard is coming up big in a different way, with impressive numbers for a returning missionary. His 42 points Saturday against Virginia Tech were the most by a BYU player not named Jimmer since Bob Skousen had 47 in 1961, and the highest output by a Cougar sophomore in school history. ''He was special,'' acknowledged Hokies coach James Johnson, who saw Haws outscore his own top player, then-national scoring leader Erick Green, by 30 points. ''He can score in a lot of different ways. He's crafty. He's smart. He's probably one of the best guards we'll play against all year long.'' BYU certainly will be counting on him, especially with the Cougars (10-4) opening West Coast Conference play Thursday against Loyola Marymount (7-6) and with big man Brandon Davies nur...
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