PROVO – It was back in May that junior Yoeli Childs announced he was coming back to BYU and lace up for the men’s basketball team.
Cougar Nation🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/RXjf9BqTng
— Yoeli Childs (@yochilds22) May 16, 2018
Just after last season, Childs decided he was going to test his stock in the NBA Draft. After weighing his options he ultimately decided to come back the school, but he says his overall vision has not changed about going pro.
“The mentality is to play this season like I’m trying to be a first-round pick in the NBA draft,” Childs said. “That’s kind of a scary thing for fans to hear. It sounds like I’m thinking ahead of this year and I want to be done. But that’s not it at all.”
Childs says that is the mentality you have to have as an athlete to eventually get to the highest level.
“I want to play in the NBA more than just about anything,” Childs said. “My teammates and coaches know that and want that for me.”
For Cougar fans that may worry where his focus is, the junior assures them they need not worry. Childs says the most important thing is winning games. He says the goal is to help guide his team to the NCAA tournament and “have an unbelievable year” and then examine what’s next.
Today’s Top Stories
- Storm clean up efforts from wind damage is bringing communities together
- Evacuations force California man to cancel SLC trip
- Boris Johnson promises UK will provide Hong Kongers path to citizenship after national…
- Knolls Fire Update: Evacuation order lifted but still possible, only 25% contained
- Tulsi Gabbard files lawsuit against Hillary Clinton for defamation
- Utah a good home for autonomous drone development, military one reason
- NFL wades back into controversy with new Super Bowl police shooting ad
- Utah agriculture and food: cook any seeds you receive from China
- F-35 Demonstration Team to hold behind-the-scenes performance Friday
- Utah County approves measure blocking future development on Bridal Veil Falls