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High school basketball: Haws adds Gatorade award to trophy case

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The awards are piling up for Lone Peak junior Tyler Haws.

Haws has been named as the 2007-08 Gatorade Utah Boys Basketball Player of the Year. He was also named the Deseret Morning News' Mr. Basketball, and is now a finalist for the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year award.

Haws averaged 20.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while leading the Knights to their second consecutive state championship. Haws also became Lone Peak's all-time leading scorer.

Haws maintains a 3.97 grade point average.

"He's a once-every-20-years type kid," said Lone Peak coach Quincy Lewis. "He's a winner, first and foremost. In two years with him in the lineup, we're 47-3. He's an outstanding shooter and scorer, but his consistency game in and game out is what makes him special. At 6-foot-5, he gets to the basket well. He has a really good mid-range game. Around here, they're talking him being one of the better players to come out of the state in 10 or 15 years."

Haws joins recent Gatorade Utah Boys Basketball Players of the Year Chris Collinsworth (2006-07, Provo), Daniel Deane (2005-06, Judge Memorial), and Shaun Green (2004-05, Olympus) among the state's list of former award winners.