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With Haws gone, who will lead BYU basketball in scoring this season?

This is a question that wasn't necessary to ask during the past two offseasons, but with the departure of Tyler Haws, the leading scorer this season could be any one of a number of players.

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The 2015-16 BYU Cougars will likely be the most offensively balanced team since 2011-12, when four players averaged between 11 and 17 points per game and the leading scorer varied from game to game. The dynamic this year will be different from five out of the last six seasons, where BYU will no longer be heavily reliant on one star player (like Tyler Haws or Jimmer Fredette) carrying the bulk of the load on offense to be successful.

However, someone will still end up being the leading scorer and I'll make a case for why a few different players could lead the Cougars in the points per game category.

Chase Fischer

Fischer has the biggest potential to explode on offense, as we saw against Chaminade, Portland in the WCC Tournament, and the first half of the Ole Miss loss in the NCAA Tournament. Kyle Collinsworth has the dribble penetration ability and passing vision to get Fischer as many shots as he can handle when he is hot, and Fischer will look to be a bit more assertive attacking the basket when he goes through some inevitable slumps.

Kyle Davis

Davis will be a monster on the offensive boards to get a lot of put-backs. He also used his redshirt year to further refine his post game, and will thrive as BYU's primary interior scorer. In addition, the three-point shooting presence of Fischer, Emery, Toolson and others should give Davis the space he needs to operate down low without out facing too many double teams.

Kyle Collinsworth

Collinsworth could be the leading scorer for BYU because he will likely lead the team in free throws made (and attempted). His size for a point guard is extraordinary and his improved free throw shooting (up to 74 percent last season) gives him more confidence attacking the basket than he previously had. If he can develop any kind of reasonable outside shot, he will be almost impossible to stop on offense.

Nick Emery

Emery seems to have a 3-point shooting stroke almost equal to Chase Fischer, with a more varied offensive repertoire. He could come close to the 50-40-90 club in college basketball (something Tyler Haws never quite accomplished at BYU, but came close to). So while Emery may not end up taking the most shots, he could easily be the most efficient scorer on the team.

Based on what we know right now, my best bet is Fischer because of his ability to score points in bunches — but it wouldn't surprise me if one of these other guys beat him out for the scoring title.