Jazz Ink BYU Star Yoeli Childs To Summer League Roster
SALT LAKE CITY – The Utah Jazz have added former BYU Cougars star Yoeli Childs to their summer league roster.
Childs is the sixth player the Jazz have added to the summer league roster in addition to UCLA wing Johnny Juzang, Illinois center Kofi Cockburn, Georgia Tech wing Jordan Usher, Buffalo forward Jeenathan Williams, and Marquette guard Darryl Morsell.
The news of his signing came on the heels of the announcement that Childs was signing with Hamburg Towers in Germany. Hamburg announced that Childs will play with the Jazz summer league team before going overseas.
Childs played with the Jazz G League affiliate Salt Lake City Stars last season where he averaged 15.5 points and 10.2 rebounds.
The @BYUMBB product showed out this season!
In 23 games @yochilds22 averaged 15.5 PPG, 10.2 RPG, and 1.5 BPG while shooting 63% from the field.
Childs finished Top 🔟 in the @nbagleague in RPG, FG% and BPG ✨ pic.twitter.com/oFbrSAaldp
— Salt Lake City Stars (@slcstars) June 3, 2022
Yoeli Childs Before The Jazz
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.
Salt Lake City Summer League
The SLC Summer League will feature the Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Philadelphia 76ers.
The tournament will take place from July 5-7 at Vivint Arena.
Utah Jazz Schedule
Tuesday, July 5: 7:00 PM vs. Thunder
Wednesday, July 6: 7:00 PM vs. 76ers
Thursday. July 7: 6:00 PM vs. Grizzlies
Las Vegas Summer League
After hosting the Salt Lake Summer League, the Jazz will travel to Vegas with the other 29 NBA teams to compete in the 10-day off-season tournament.
In total, the Jazz will play five games, four of which already have a tip time.
Saturday, July 9: 5:30 PM vs. Atlanta Hawks NBATV
Monday, July 11: 8:00 PM vs. Dallas Mavericks NBATV
Wednesday, July 13: 5:00 PM vs. Toronto Raptors ESPNU
Friday, July 15: 3:00 PM vs. Los Angles Clippers ESPN2
Game 5 TBD
Each team in the NBA will play four games between July 7 -15, with the top two teams from those games playing in the Vegas Summer League Championship Game on July 17. Seeding for the Championship Game will be determined by the 30 teams’ winning percentage.
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