Haws was a small-time recruit out of high school for BYU, but had a good freshman season a few years ago. He then went on a Mormon mission to the Philippines, where he was unable to play basketball, much less work out with any regularity. He just returned from his 2-year mission and began his sophomore season at BYU.
And he is really impressing. Last Saturday he scored 42 points on 56% shooting, which is the most points scored by any division I player this year. He is currently averaging 21/5/3 as a 6'5" SF, while shooting .477 FG%, .415 3PT% and .944 FT%.
I have no idea where Haws is as a prospect, but he's a highly impressive college player that just popped up out of nowhere. My guess is that he'll stay at BYU through his eligibility and then go pro as a late first rounder. He's barely been scouted, but I'm guessing he's now starting to pop up on some radars.
Here's the link to highlights of his 42-point game: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JR3QrVAmRqw
Has worked out with us since he was a Soph( along with Brandon Davis,C.J Wilcox,Damien Lillard,). The kid has game and will be a draft pick by the time he is done. We currently work with his brother as well as Eric Mika and baby Jimmer in Nick Emery)
To be fair, Haws was third team Mountain West as a freshman, and only lost out on Freshman of the Year because of Kawhi Leonard. He has always been good. I don't know anything about his prep and recruiting days, but considering that his father played at BYU it might have been one of those situations where people just assumed. It isn't often that small time recruits are making the All-Conference teams in a league with San Diego St, BYU, and UNLV. Shooters don't just forget how to shoot, and his pro prospects are as strong and weak as that reality.
Pretty much if you are good and Mormon out here you will be going to BYU. Especially these days since U of Utah has been so bad