Tyler Haws scoring 48 points against Portland in the 3OT thriller raised a lot of questions. The last player to score in that range was Jimmer himself. Below are some comparisons of Tyler Haws to Jimmer Fredette. Jimmer's magical year was his senior year, which Haws hasn't experienced yet. Some of you might be surprised at the facts and knowledge I'm about to release to the public eye.
I will be omitting Haws and Jimmer's freshman years because Haws played more minutes than Jimmer, therefore making it an unfair comparison in favor of Haws. I will also be omitting Jimmer's senior year because Haws is only a junior., which would also make it an unfair comparison in favor of Jimmer. Below are some stats of Haws and Jimmer's sophomore and junior years. Take a look at the facts with an open mind and then judge for yourself. I will be comparing them in seven categories: points per game (ppg), assists per game (apg), rebounds per game (rpg), field goal percentage, 3-point percentage, free throw percentage, and the highest scoring game they had.
Note: Jimmer will average more assists per game than Haws because he was a point guard, likewise Haws will average more rebounds per game than Jimmer because he is a shooting guard.
- Jimmer as a sophomore averaged 33 mpg, 16.2 ppg, 4.1 apg, and 3 rpg. He shot 48 percent from the field, 38 percent from three, and 84.7 percent from the free throw line. His highest scoring games was 28 points.
- Haws as sophomore averaged 34 mpg, 21.7 ppg, 2 apg, and 4.6 rpg. He shot 48 percent from the field, 38 percent from three, and 87.7 percent from the free throw line. His highest scoring games was 42 points.
Conclusion of sophomore year- Tyler Haws was slightly better than Jimmer Fredette as a sophomore, but it is pretty close.
- Jimmer as a junior averaged 31 mpg, 22.1 ppg, 4.7 apg, and 3.1 rpg. He shot 45.8 percent from the field, 44 percent from three, and 89.2 percent from the free throw line. His highest scoring game was 49.
- Haws as a junior averages 34 mpg, 23.6 ppg, 1.2 apg, and 4.1 rpg. He's shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 43 percent from three, and 87.4 percent from the free throw line. His highest scoring game is 48.
Conclusion of junior year so far- Jimmer was slightly better than Tyler Haws is now as a junior, but very close.
Career as a whole:
- Jimmer's career stats for all four years he played are 18.7 ppg, 3.7 apg, 2.6 rpg, 45.5% FG, 39.4% 3pt, 88.2% FT.
- Tyler Haws' career stats through 2.6 years at BYU are 18.1 ppg, 1.6 apg, 4.3 rpg, 48.1% FG, 39.1% 3pt, 88.6% FT
- Jimmer's career total in points is 2,599 with 838 makes on 1,843 attempts.
- Haws' career total in points so far is 1,648 with 559 makes on 1,161 attempts.
- In order for Haws to surpass Jimmer for most total points in BYU basketball history he needs to average anywhere from 20-22 ppg, depending on how many post-season games BYU plays. Haws is not only on track to surpass Jimmer's all-time points record, but he's on track to do it with less shot attempts, because his field goal percentage is better than Jimmer's was.
Before all of you tear me to pieces saying it's blasphemy that I think Haws is better than Jimmer, take a moment and look at the stats. I know that stats don't mean everything. Jimmer had the intangibles to get wins for BYU all by himself. We've seen Haws do it before, but not like Jimmer did it. Also Haws doesn't make threes from 50 feet away. The entertainment value Jimmer provided far surpasses Haws. But needless to say, as fans, we are blessed to have had Jimmer and now Haws in a Cougar uniform. Hats off to both competitors.