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TJ Haws likely to start his pro basketball career in Poland

Multiple reports say TJ Haws is finalizing a deal with Poland’s Trefl Sopot.

NCAA Basketball: Kansas at Brigham Young Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Reports are coming in Tuesday morning that former BYU Basketball Guard TJ Haws is finalizing a contract with the Polish professional basketball club Trefl Sopot.

The tweet above from Polish Sports Reporter Karol Wasiek reads in English, “I hear TJ Haws - Tyler’s brother (played for Anwil) - is close to playing in #plkpl And it is true that talks are underway with Trefl, which will consist of 9 Poles. Tomorrow we are to know the name of the new GUT in Lublin. There is room for 6 foreigners in the warehouse.”

TJ’s older brother Tyler did play one season in Poland with Anwil Wloclawek in 2016-17.

The 6’4’’ 170 lb. Haws had a standout senior season in 2019-20 despite it being cut short thanks to COVID. He started in 32 games for the Cougars and averaged 32 minutes per game. He has been a pillar of consistency for BYU since 2016. He averaged 14 points and 5.8 assists a game this past year. He also had some well-deserved memorable moments, like that buzzer beater at Houston and his 3-point dagger to send Saint Mary’s packing from the Marriott Center on the night before his first son was born.

Trefl Sopot finished sixth (out of seventh) in standings last year in the Polish Energa Basket Liga. The team is based in Sopot, Poland and plays in Ergo Arena which can hold up to 15,000 fans. The team’s colors are yellow and black. Trefl Sopot has won the Polish Cup and Polish Supercup two times in its history, most recently in 2012-13. We here at Vanquish the Foe think Teej was just starting to show his best stuff and can’t wait to see what he does playing professional ball! He will certainly be missed in Provo.