BYU basketball: Basketball career of Tyler Haws at a crossroads after being waived by 87ers

It hasn’t been a great couple of months on the basketball floor for Tyler Haws. After failing to make the roster of Italian Serie A club Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia, he had another setback as he was waived by the G-League’s Delaware 87ers just days before the regular season is to begin.

Tyler Haws has struggled to find a foothold in professional basketball since leaving BYU as the school’s all-time leading scorer.

After going undrafted out of BYU in 2015, he spent time with the Cleveland Cavaliers Summer League squad. While he had some nice performances, it didn’t lead to a training camp roster spot so Haws headed to Spain to play for Rio Natura Monbus Obradoiro.

Once again, he had some nice moments, but didn’t produce at a high enough rate for a team that struggled to win games, going 10-24. He appeared in all 34 games, but only played 18.6 minutes a night and averaged just 7.9 points and 1.3 rebounds.

Season No. 2 for Haws as a professional was in Poland where he suited up for the top regular season team in the PLK, Anwil Wloclawek.

The season in Poland was one full of ups and downs for the second-year guard. He shot the ball well from inside the arc and the foul line, but struggled to find his range from 3-point land. While the shots weren’t falling on a consistent basis from the outside, he was a solid contributor on a team that won the regular season championship only to flame out in the first round of the playoffs.

He even put up some nice decent numbers with 8.7 points a game, but that was only good enough for sixth best on his team while playing the seventh most minutes. He was also hampered by injuries as he missed two months of the season with a fractured bone in his check that caused him to wear a protective mask when he returned.

Haws looked to start fresh in 2017-18 as he signed a training camp deal in Italy, but things didn’t work out and he returned to the US to try to find a spot on in the NBA G-League’s with the Philadelphia 76ers affiliate in Delaware.

He made the training roster after an open try-out, according to the team’s website but that’s as far as things went as he was let go after camp ended.

Where he will land next is still up in the air, but one thing is for certain, Haws has plenty of basketball left in him. After all, there are still plenty of other leagues where he can play and be successful.

Now it’s just a matter of finding the right situation in the right league if he’s still willing to do so.





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