4. Yoeli Child’s averaging a double-double
4. BYU’s Yoeli Childs is currently averaging a double-double this season. What makes Childs so effective inside?
LLOYD: Childs has the key combination of size, athleticism and experience to be effective both as a scorer and as a rebounder. He has a variety of moves, making him tough to stop when he gets to his spots. He also gets himself in good spots to use his wingspan to clear the defensive glass. Perhaps another element that shouldn’t be overlooked is the fact that BYU doesn’t have many other rebounders, so Childs has to get a lot of boards.
DICKSON: The physical gifts are obvious, but what makes Childs special is his work ethic. He’s always had a lot of bounce and the ability to hunt for a rebound, but it’s been fun to watch him build his game to such a high level. He has a variety of moves around the basket, can step out and hit a 3-pointer and passes well out of the double team. That’s all been added to his game since his freshman season. He plays through contact as well as any big man BYU has seen.