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Yoeli Childs Hires Same Agent That Represents Two Utah Jazz Players

Mar 25, 2020, 1:12 AM
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Brigham Young Cougars forward Yoeli Childs (23) stretches for a rebound during the BYU-Saint Mary’s West Coast Conference semifinal game at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas on Monday, March 9, 2020. (Steve Griffin, Deseret News)
(Steve Griffin, Deseret News)

SALT LAKE CITY – After having his season cut short to the Coronavirus outbreak, former BYU basketball star Yoeli Childs has had to turn his attention to his potential NBA career sooner than expected.

Focusing on a pro career means he will need an agent and Childs locked down his agent in Keith Kreiter from Edge Sports International.

Childs hired Kreiter and Edge Sports last year as well after declaring for the NBA Draft as a junior. That decision last spring was made before filing “proper paperwork” with the NCAA. Childs pulled his name out of the NBA Draft to come back to BYU but the lack paperwork led to Childs serving a nine-game suspension to begin the 2019-20 season.

Now Childs doesn’t have to worry about the NCAA or any paperwork in hopes of becoming an NBA player.

Yoeli Childs’ Agent represents two Utah Jazz players in the NBA

Edge Sports currently has three clients that are on NBA rosters with two of them being members of the Utah Jazz in Juwan Morgan and Jarrell Brantley. Some of Kreiter and Edge Sports’ other notable clients include former 15-year NBA veteran Kendall Gill and Lakers journeyman center Robert Sacre.

The last time BYU had a player selected in the NBA Draft was in 2011 when Jimmer Fredette was a lottery pick to the Sacramento Kings. Players such as Brandon Davies, Kyle Collinsworth, and Eric Mika have worked their way into NBA rosters as undrafted free agents, but have struggled to find guaranteed multi-year contracts in the league.

With the Portsmouth Invitational canceled due to the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic, the best case for Childs to potentially hear his name called at the NBA Draft this summer is if he is able to compete and be invited to the NBA Combine. Perform well there and impress NBA organizations during individual workouts and there’s no reason to think Childs couldn’t have a chance to go somewhere in the 60 picks of the Draft.

In 19 games played his senior season, Childs averaged 22.2 points per game and 9 rebounds while shooting a career-best 48.9 percent from three-point range in his final year at BYU.

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for KSLsports.com and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12-3 pm) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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