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By The Numbers: Tyler Haws finalist for Jerry West Award for best shooting guard

Fans can vote to help Haws to win some hardware.

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Fresh off his game-winning jumper to move BYU into the WCC semifinals, Tyler Haws has been named one of five finalists for the Jerry West Award, a brand-new piece of hardware given to the nation's best shooting guard.

The award is part of a new set of awards from the Basketball Hall of Fame, each one awarded to the best player at each position.

The Jerry West Award finalists are:

Tyler Haws - BYU
Ron Baker - Wichita State
Jerian Grant - Notre Dame
D'Angelo Russell - Ohio State
Buddy Hield - Oklahoma

It's interesting to look at how Haws stacks up statistically against the field, sitting in a good place to win the award. (Aside from the fact Haws' picture is next to "shooting guard" in the basketball reference guide.)

Player

PPG

FG%

3PT%

FT%

PER

Jerian Grant

16.8

.494 (1)

.331

.754

26.9

D'Angelo Russell

19.2

.459

.422 (1)

.748

27.8

Buddy Hield

17.4

.424

.380

.804

22.8

Ron Baker

15.0

.445

.394

.745

24.7

Tyler Haws

22.2 (1)

.471 (2)

.359 (4)

.874 (1)

28.0 (1)

The best news: A fan vote factors into the final decision. So get to the awards website and cast your vote for Tyler. If being a BYU Cougar wasn't enough, the above numbers should convince you to vote him in. Get to work, Cougar fans!

(PER obtained from sports-reference)