Yoeli Childs

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Yoeli Childs is a former Brigham Young University basketball star. He was expected to be drafted in the 2020 NBA draft that was moved from June to October due to the coronavirus pandemic. A mock draft conducted by therookiewire.usatoday.com projected he would be selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 40th overall pick. In his workout with the Grizzlies, he averaged 22.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game while shooting a stunning 22 for 45 (48.9%) on his 3-pointers.

However, he went undrafted in the 2020 NBA draft and signed with the Washington Wizards, was waived then added to the roster of the Wizards' NBA G League affiliate, the Capital City Go-Go. From there he played for the Erie BayHawks, MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg, Salt Lake City Stars, Hamburg Towers, and then with Saga Ballooners of the Japanese B League.

Childs is a 6’8” forward from South Jordan, Utah. During high school he was named the 5A MVP by the Deseret News and first-team all-state by the Salt Lake Tribune in 2016 and named 5A first-team all-state by the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune in 2015. In 2014, he was named 5A third-team all-state by the Deseret News. He was named a four star recruit by ESPN and a three-star recruit by Scout and Rivals. He played in the Ballislife All-American Game. He was also recruited by Oregon, Oregon State, and Stanford.

Childs is a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was baptized while a freshman at BYU. His wife, Megan, played volleyball at Utah Valley University.