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Washington Wizards Waive Former BYU Forward Yoeli Childs

Chris Chiozza #4 of the Brooklyn Nets dribbles against Yoeli Childs #22 of the Washington Wizards and Garrison Mathews #24 during the second half at Barclays Center on December 13, 2020 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The Washington Wizards waived former BYU forward Yoeli Childs, according to head coach Scott Brooks.

Washington made the moved on Thursday, December 17.

Childs first joined the Wizards on an Exhibit 10 deal in late November after he went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft.

The former BYU star played in the first game of Washington’s preseason schedule. He scored three points on 1-4 shooting in seven minutes on the court.

Childs did not play in the Wizards’ second preseason contest.

Yoeli Childs at BYU

The South Jordan, Utah native played for the Bingham Miners before joining Dave Rose’s program at BYU in 2016.

After exploring opportunities in professional basketball following his sophomore and junior seasons, Childs returned to BYU to play his senior season with Cougars under Mark Pope.


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In his final year in Provo, the forward led BYU to a 24-8 overall record, including an upset of No. 2 Gonzaga.

During his BYU career, Childs averaged 17.2 points, 8.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 1.3 blocks per game

He is the sixth all-time leading scorer in BYU men’s basketball history.

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