ST. JOHN’S, NL. — The St. John’s Edge are in their inaugural season in the NBL Canada, but they have already assembled one of the league’s more talented rosters.
The expansion club boasts a list of former NCAA stars, one that includes the likes of Grandy Glaze, Wally Ellenson, Colton Ray-St. Cyr, and Jarryn Skeete. Then, when you add in the likes of Carl English, Alex Johnson, and others, it’s clear to see why the Edge have taken the NBL Canada by storm this season.
On Tuesday, ahead of the Edge’s home contest with the visiting Windsor Express, the team added a pair of players. One, in particular, comes from the West Coast Conference, where he played collegiate basketball with the BYU Cougars.
Guard Tyler Haws played four seasons with the Cougars over his collegiate career. In each of his last three seasons, he averaged at least 21.7 points and 3.8 rebounds per contest. Back in 2014-15, his senior season, Haws averaged 22.2 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, leading the Cougars to the 2015 NCAA Tournament.
Haws posted 33 points against the Ole Miss Rebels in a First Four game in Dayton, OH, where the Cougars saw their season end with a 94-90 defeat.
With Haws now in the mix, the Edge have two players with ties to BYU. Rashaun Broadus played with the Cougars from 2005-07, and has started every game for St. John’s this season.
The NBL Canada marks the latest stop for the 6’5” guard from Alpine, UT since he graduated from BYU. Haws’ professional career has seen him play for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Summer League team, play over in Europe, and try out with the Delaware 87ers in the NBA G League. He recently signed with the Wisconsin Herd in the NBA G League, but was released just one day later.
“We are excited by the experience and talent that both Tyler Haws and Ransford Brempong bring to this team and they are here to help us build a championship program,” Jeff Dunlap, head coach and general manager of the St. John’s Edge, said in a press release.
Haws took to the court on Tuesday night against the Express in his first game as a member of the Edge. In 10 minutes of action, he was held without a point in his debut.
The Edge and Express have a rematch on Wednesday night in St. John’s.
– T. Bennett