2020 NBA Draft Profile: Yoeli Childs, F, BYU


Yoeli Childs
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Childs, a 6-foot-8 forward, is the first player in BYU history to notch 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. He is coming off an impressive senior season in which he averaged a career-high 22.2 points to go along with 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and nearly a block per game. It was his second straight season averaging 20-plus points.

As a shooter, Childs also set a career best as he made 57.4 percent of his attempts from the field and 48.9 percent of his 3-point shots. He shot at least 50 percent in all four seasons on campus.

Childs also has been praised as a high-character teammate, although he ran into trouble last year when the NCAA determined that he signed with an agent before filing the proper paperwork. The Utah native has spoken openly about his devout faith, and his wife, Megan, is a volleyball player at Utah Valley University.


Is Childs going to become a star player at the next level? Probably not. But could he develop into a solid bench player who works hard in practice and contributes when called upon? Absolutely.

Childs showed in college that he is a talented player who can make shots from long distance as well as in the post. He is not the biggest forward or the most elite athlete by any stretch, but teams certainly could do worse in the late second round if they are searching for capable depth.

It is possible that Childs goes undrafted. Although it might be a tough pill for him to swallow, that option could end up as a best-case scenario as he would be able to pick the team that suits him best as an undrafted free agent.


Late second round or undrafted


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