BYU COUGARS

Yoeli Childs Named WCC, NCAA March Madness Player Of The Week

Dec 10, 2018, 1:01 PM
Brigham Young Cougars forward Yoeli Childs (23) shoots over Utah Utes center Jayce Johnson (34) at ...
Brigham Young Cougars forward Yoeli Childs (23) shoots over Utah Utes center Jayce Johnson (34) at Vivint Smart Home Arena in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018. (Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)
(Spenser Heaps, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – The West Coast Conference announced that BYU forward Yoeli Childs has been named Player of the Week. Childs was also named NCAA March Madness’ National Player of the Week.

The junior led the Cougars to two wins against in-state opponents while scoring 31 points in each contest. He finished the week averaging 31 points, 9 rebounds and 2.5 steals in those two games.

He also scored 31 points in their loss to Weber State in the previous week and is the first BYU player to score 30 points or more in three straight games since Jimmer Fredette.


Against Utah State

Childs hit 11-of-18 from the field including a perfect 8-of-8 at the free throw line to score 31 points and added seven rebounds, one block and a career-high five steals. He was a big part of the first half success against the Aggies in Provo when he scored 14 points in the first half and BYU had a 53-34 lead at the half.

He added 17 points in the second half and helped the Cougars withstand Utah State’s rally to pick up a 95-80 win.


Big Win Over Rival Utah

Childs carried the Cougars in the first half as he scored the first 12 points against the Utes in the Beehive Classic at Vivint Smart Home Arena. He finished with 31 points, 11 rebounds and two assists as he notched his seventh double-double of the season. Childs shot 13-of-16 from the field in BYU’s 74-59 win over the Utes for their second straight win over their rival.

Childs also stunned the arena with a monstrous dunk over two Utah defenders.


BYU will face Portland State on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Marriott Center. The game will be broadcast on BYUtv and KSL News Radio.

 

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

ESPN College Football, Greg McElroy, BYU...
Mitch Harper

ESPN College Football Analyst Weighs In On BYU’s First Big 12 Schedule

The Big 12 schedule brought out some takes from a prominent ESPN personality.
1 day ago
BYU Football, Kevin Doe, PWO...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Excited For Talented Preferred Walk-On Class

To go along with BYU's scholarship commitments, the Cougars also added numerous preferred walk-on commits for the class of 2023.
2 days ago
Jake-Heaps-Seattle-Seahawks...
Kyle Ireland

Sean Payton Addresses Jake Heaps Working With Russell Wilson At Broncos Facility

New Denver Broncos head coach Sean Payton addressed Russell Wilson working with his personal QB coach, Jake Heaps, at team facilities.
2 days ago
Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters, BYU Football...
Mitch Harper

BYU’s Sol-Jay Maiava-Peters Makes Position Change For 2023 Season

One of BYU's quarterbacks is switching positions.
2 days ago
BYU/Coastal Carolina, Football Series...
Mitch Harper

BYU/Coastal Carolina Series Reportedly Has Return Date For Provo

Are you ready for part two of BYU versus Coastal Carolina? You'll still have to wait awhile.
2 days ago
BYU Football, Kalani Sitake, Kyle Whittingham...
Mitch Harper

Kalani Sitake Shares Why Former Utah Coaches Fill His BYU Staff

With the new defensive staff additions, BYU has a lot of former Utah coaches on their staff.
2 days ago

Sponsored Articles

High angle view of the beautiful Rose Bowl Stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

How to Prepare for the 2023 Rose Bowl

Everything you need to know to plan your 2023 Rose Bowl trip in Pasadena, California. This year, the Utes will face Penn State.
Jordan-Clarkson-Utah-Jazz...
KSL Digital Sales

Notable Moments From The Utah Jazz Season… So Far

At the beginning of the season, the Utah Jazz were second to last. Now they rank in the top 10 teams in the Western Conference.
Football soccer ball on grass field on stadium...
KSL Digital Sales

Everything You Need to Know to Watch the 2022 World Cup

Find out where and when to watch the upcoming games and final match for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, including where to find live updates.
ksl sports logos...
KSL Sports

KSL Sports Newsletter: Sign Up Now

Sign up today for the KSL Sports newsletter. Get the latest Utah sports news delivered to your inbox.
jimmy-buffett-tour-art...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Jimmy Buffett

Get your Hawaiian shirts ready.
Iron Maiden tour...
KSL Sports

Win Tickets Wednesday: Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden returns to Utah in 2022 with The Legacy of the Beast tour.
Yoeli Childs Named WCC, NCAA March Madness Player Of The Week