Childs named to Mid-Season Watch Lists for the Olson and Henson Awards


BOSTON – BYU junior forward Yoeli Childs was named to the mid-season watch lists for the 2018-19 Lute Olson Award and the 2018-19 Lou Henson Award. Both awards are presented by

The Lute Olson Award is presented annually to the nation's top Division I player in college basketball while the Lou Henson Award is presented to the nation's top mid-major player.

Childs has started all 17 games for the Cougars while averaging team highs of 21.6 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. He is also shooting 54.2 percent from the field and has 10 double-doubles. Dating back to last season, Childs has scored in double figures in 23-consecutive games.

Nationally, Childs is tied for third in double-doubles, tied for 15th in rebounding and is 21st in scoring. In the BYU record book, Childs has climbed to 24th in career scoring, 16th in rebounds and fifth in blocks.

Jimmer Fredette (2010, 2011) and Kyle Collinsworth (2015) were finalists for the Olson award and were named to the Lute Olson All-America team in each of those seasons.

Lute Olson won 780 games in 34 seasons, 24 of which were spent at the University of Arizona. During that stretch he led the Wildcats to 11 Pac-10 Conference titles, 23 consecutive NCAA Tournaments, four Final Four appearances and a National Championship in 1997.

Lou Henson coached 41 years. When he left the game in 2005 he was sixth all-time in career Division I wins with 779. He is the winningest coach at both Illinois and New Mexico State. He is one of only 12 coaches in the history of the game to take two schools to the Final Four.

The 2019 Lute Olson Award and the 2019 Lou Henson Award will be presented at the College Insider awards event in April at the site of the men’s Division I National Championship in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Nickeil Alexander-Walker 6-5 So. Virginia Tech 
R.J. Barrett 6-7 Fr. Duke 
Yoeli Childs 6-8 Jr. BYU 
Chris Clemons 5-9 Sr. Campbell 
Jarrett Culver 6-6 So. Texas Tech 
Jarron Cumberland 6-5 Jr. Cincinnati 
Mike Daum 6-9 Sr. South Dakota State 
Carsen Edwards 6-1 Jr. Purdue 
Rui Hachimura 6-8 Jr. Gonzaga 
Ethan Happ 6-8 Sr. Wisconsin 
Jared Harper 5-11 Jr. Auburn 
Markus Howard 5-11 Jr. Marquette 
De’Andre Hunter 6-8 So. Virginia 
Ty Jerome 6-5 Jr. Virginia 
Dedric Lawson 6-9 Jr. Kansas 
Caleb Martin 6-7 Sr. Nevada 
C.J. Massinburg 6-3 Sr. Buffalo 
Charles Matthews 6-6 Sr. Michigan 
Luke Maye 6-8 Sr. North Carolina 
Ja Morant 6-3 So. Murray State 
James Palmer 6-6 Sr. Nebraska 
Shamorie Ponds 6-1 Jr. St. John's 
Myles Powell 6-2 Jr. Seton Hall 
Grant Riller 6-3 Jr. Charleston 
Reid Travis 6-8 Sr. Kentucky 
LaGerald Vick 6-5 Sr. Kansas 
Grant Williams 6-7 Jr. Tennessee 
Zion Williamson 6-7 Fr. Duke 
Cassius Winston 6-1 Jr. Michigan State 
Justin Wright-Foreman 6-2 Sr. Hofstra 
Milan Acquaah
6-3So.California Baptist
Francis Alonso6-3Sr.UNC Greensboro 
Jordan Barnes5-11Jr.Indiana State 
James Batemon6-1Sr.Loyola Marymount
Jarrell Brantley6-7Sr.Charleston 
Keith Braxton6-4Jr.Saint Francis (PA) 
AJ Brodeur6-8Jr.Penn 
Tookie Brown5-11Sr.Georgia Southern 
Desmond Cambridge6-4So.Brown
Devin Cannady6-2Sr.Princeton
Yoeli Childs6-8Jr.BYU
Chris Clemons5-9Sr.Campbell 
RJ Cole6-1So.Howard
Zach Cooks5-9So.NJIT
Mike Daum6-9Sr.South Dakota State 
Jordan Davis6-2Sr.Northern Colorado
Antoine Davis6-1Fr.Detroit
Jordan Ford6-1Sr.Saint Mary's 
JaKeenan Gant6-8Sr.Louisiana 
Jerrick Harding 6-1Jr.Weber State 
Rapolas Ivanauskas6-10Jr.Colgate
Cameron Jackson6-8Sr.Wofford
David Jenkins6-2So.South Dakota State
Nathan Knight6-10Jr.William & Mary
John Konchar6-5Sr.Purdue-Fort Wayne
Anthony Lamb6-6Jr.Vermont
Loudon Love6-9So.Wright State
Fletcher Magee6-4Sr.Wofford
Max Mahoney6-8Jr.Boston University
CJ Massinburg6-3Sr.Buffalo
Garrison Mathews6-5Sr.Lipscomb
Nick Mayo6-9Sr.Eastern Kentucky
Drew McDonald6-8Sr.Northern Kentucky
Ja Morant6-3So.Murray State
Matt Morgan6-2Sr.Cornell
Miye Oni 6-6Jr.Yale
Nijal Pearson6-5Jr.Texas State
Nick Perkins6-8Sr.Buffalo
Matt Rafferty6-8Sr.Furman
Grant Riller6-4Jr.Charleston
Ahmaad Rorie6-1Sr.Montana
Jaelan Sanford6-4Sr.Toledo
D'Marcus Simonds6-3Jr.Georgia State
Terry Taylor6-5So.Austin Peay
Jordon Varnado6-6Sr.Troy
Jaylin Walker6-3Jr.Kent State
Dylan Windler6-7Sr.Belmont
Justin Wright-Foreman6-1Sr.Hofstra
Milik Yarbrough6-6Sr.Illinois State
Akwasi Yeboah6-6Jr.Stony Brook