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Yoeli Childs

#23 Yoeli Childs

Position: Forward Height: 6-8 Weight: 225 Class: Freshman Roster Years: 2016-2017 Hometown: South Jordan, UT Last School: Bingham High School

Personal

  • Mother is Kara Childs
  • Has one brother

Before BYU

  • Played for Jake Schroeder at Bingham High School
  • As a senior in 2015-16 averaged 18.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists and led Bingham to a record of 24-2 overall and 12-0 in district play and the 5A state title
  • Named the 5A MVP by the Deseret News and first-team all-state by the Salt Lake Tribune in 2016
  • Played in the Ballislife All-American Game
  • As a junior in 2014-15 averaged 16.4 points, 10.7 rebounds and 2.4 assists and led Bingham to a record of 20-4 overall and 9-1 in district play and a trip to the 5A quarterfinals
  • Named 5A first-team all-state by the Deseret News and the Salt Lake Tribune in 2015
  • As a sophomore in 2013-14 averaged 11.1 points and 5.3 rebounds while helping Bingham to the 5A quarterfinals
  • Named 5A third-team all-state by the Deseret News in 2014
  • Ranked No. 53 in ESPN’s top 100 for the class of 2016
  • Named a four star recruit by ESPN and a three-star recruit by Scout and Rivals
  • Ranked No. 16 nationally among centers by ESPN
  • Named the No. 4 recruit in Utah by ESPN
  • Also recruited by Oregon, Oregon State and Stanford
  • Played for the Utah Prospects AAU team coached by Tim Davis


2016-2017 | Freshman Year

  • Named to the All-WCC Freshman Team
  • Received the Most Improved Player Award at the end of season banquet
  • Nationally was 53rd in defensive rebounds per game, 85th in total rebounds, 93rd in rebounds per game, 105th in total blocks, 109th in blocked shots per game and 197th in double-doubles
  • Nationally among freshmen was 3rd in rebounds per game, 3rd in defensive rebounds per game, 15th in blocks per game, 33rd in field goal percentage and 36th in offensive rebounds per game, 
  • In the WCC was 2nd in defensive rebounds, 3rd in rebounding, 5th in field goal percentage, 5th in blocked shots, 5th in double-doubles and 9th in offensive rebounds
  • His 17 rebounds at San Francisco were the second most by a WCC player in 2016-17
  • Posted season highs of 23 points (at San Francisco), 17 rebounds (at San Francisco), 5 assists (LMU), 2 steals (3 times) and 4 blocks (CSU Bakersfield)
  • Scored in double figures 13 times
  • Had 5 double-doubles, 10 games with double figure rebounds and 3-plus blocks 7 times
  • Led BYU in scoring once, rebounds 12 times and assists once