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BYU basketball: Tyler Haws named an AP honorable mention All-American

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BYU junior guard Tyler Haws added another award to his collection on Monday, March 31 as he was named an honorable mention to the AP All-America team.

Haws is the first AP All-American at BYU since the great Jimmer Fredette swept college player of the year awards and was a consensus All-American in 2011.

This is the second big honor for Haws, who already won the West Coast Conference player of the year award.

He averaged 23.2 points per game for the 23-12 Cougars -- who were eliminated in the NCAA Tournament round of 64 by Oregon, 87-68.

BYU had a tough road to hoe against Oregon, whom the Cougars had already lost to in overtime earlier this season. That journey was impacted more when Cougar forward Kyle Collinsworth suffered a knee injury that shelved him for the tournament.

Kyle, he's a guy that you can't replace, and he brings so much to our team but, you know, even with him out, I thought we had chances to win this game,“ Haws said in a post-game press conference. “We cut it to three, and I thought we had momentum and guys stepped up. Even when shots weren't falling, they stayed in mentally. So, even with him out, I'm proud of the way we fought and thought we had our chance."

As for Haws, he’ll get his chance as a senior to reach the NCAA Tournament for the second time in a row -- and collect even more postseason awards.

Haws only needs to average 19 points per game over 35 games next season to eclipse Jimmer’s all-time scoring mark at BYU.

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