Childs named All-District by USBWA
ST. LOUIS – For the second-straight season, Yoeli Childs has been named to the U.S. Basketball Writers Association All-District VIII Team. District VIII includes all NCAA Division I institutions from Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming.
Childs, an All-West Coast Conference First Team honoree, has posted averages of 21.2 points, 9.7 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.0 block per game in 2018-19. He has season highs of 31 points, 16 rebounds, six assists, four blocks and five steals.
A junior from South Jordan, Utah, Childs has posted 17 double-doubles and 18 20-point games. He had a string of three-straight 31-point games against Weber State, Utah State and Utah, becoming the first Cougar to record such a streak since Jimmer Fredette in 2011.
All-District Teams are based on voting from the USBWA’s national membership of 900-plus. The USBWA has selected All-District Teams since the 1956-57 season, its founding year. For each of the nine geographic districts, 10 players are selected (11 in the case of ties in the voting) as well as a player and coach of the year.
All-District VIII Honors (WY, UT, ID, NM, CO, NV, MT)
Player of the Year: Caleb Martin, Nevada
Coach of the Year: Craig Smith, Utah State
Jamar Akoh, Montana
Tyler Bey, Colorado
Jordan Caroline, Nevada
Nico Carvacho, Colorado State
Yoeli Childs, BYU
Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado
Justin James, Wyoming
Caleb Martin, Nevada
Sam Merrill, Utah State
Neemias Queta, Utah State