BYU COUGARS

BYU’s Yoeli Childs Named To Lute Olson Award Watch List

Jan 9, 2019, 2:29 PM | Updated: 3:06 pm
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)...
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

PROVO, Utah – BYU junior forward Yoeli Childs was named to the 2018-19 Lute Olson Award mid-season Watch List which is presented annually to the nation’s top Division I player in college basketball.

In his 17 games played and started this season, Childs is averaging 21.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game, which leads the team. He is shooting 54.2 percent from the field to go with 10 double-doubles. Childs has scored in double figures in 23 consecutive games dating back to last season.

He had a stretch of three straight 31-point games, the first Cougar to achieve that since Jimmer Fredette.

Childs is tied for third in the nation in double-doubles, tied for 15th in rebounding and 21st in scoring. Among the BYU greats, he is No. 24 in career scoring, 16 in rebounding and fifth in blocks.

Other BYU players to be named to the Award Watch List is Jimmer Fredette in 2010 and 2011, as well as Kyle Collinsworth in 2015.

The award is named after legendary Arizona coach Lute Olson who won 780 games in his 34 years as a coach, 24 in Arizona. He won 11 Pac-10 Conference titels, 23 consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.

The 2019 Lute Olson Award will be presented in April in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the site of the Final Four.

  • BYU Cougars Scoreboard

  • BYU Cougars Team Leaders

  • BYU Cougars Standings

BYU Cougars

Big 12, Conference Realignment...
Mitch Harper

What’s Next For New Big 12, BYU Amid Super Conference Moves?

What's next for the Big 12 Conference?
3 days ago
Josh Wilson, BYU Football, Zach Wilson Brother...
Mitch Harper

BYU Football Linebacker Josh Wilson Survives Car Accident On Freeway

Wilson is a third-year linebacker with the BYU football program.
3 days ago
Atunaisa Mahe - BYU Football...
KSL Sports

60 in 60: #46 BYU’s Atunaisa Mahe (Defensive Lineman)

Throughout the summer Hans & Scotty are counting down the top 60 college football players in the state of Utah.
4 days ago
Brett Yormark, Big 12, Big 12 Conference Commissioner...
Mitch Harper

Brett Yormark Officially Hired As Next Big 12 Commissioner

Yormark is the fifth commissioner in the history of the Big 12 Conference that dates back to 1996.
4 days ago
BYU Basketball Roster, Mark Pope, 2022-23...
Mitch Harper

BYU’s 2022-23 Basketball Roster Looks To Bring Back ‘BLRA’

Taking an in-depth look at the 2022-23 BYU Basketball roster, the fourth under head coach Mark Pope.
5 days ago
BYU Football Helmet...
Mitch Harper

BYU Lands Commitment From Camp Standout Pierson Watson

BYU picks up its sixth commitment in the class of 2023.
5 days ago
BYU’s Yoeli Childs Named To Lute Olson Award Watch List