Washington Wizards Waive Former BYU Forward Yoeli Childs
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.
Scott Brooks says the Wizards have released Marlon Taylor and Yoeli Childs.
— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) December 18, 2020
Childs first joined the Wizards on an Exhibit 10 deal in late November after he went undrafted in the 2020 NBA Draft.
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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.
— Spencer Linton (@Spencer_Linton) December 14, 2020
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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