Updated as of 6/1/2020, scouting report written by Alan Lu.
2020 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 99
Projected Draft Range: 2nd Round to Undrafted
Fairly good low post scorer
Decent scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter, has stretch big potential
Excels at scoring on the move
Adequate shot blocker
Above average athlete
Can be reluctant to take outside shots
Can struggle to score in traffic
Struggling to make free throws this season
Tendency to try to force the issue too much on offense
Needs to improve his defense
Not an elite shot blocker
Undersized to play inside
Not an elite athlete
Yoeli Childs is a strong, mobile combo forward that can get his team points and rebounds in the paint. He can outmuscle opponents in the post to get scores down low, and he also has the ability to knock down jumpers when he elects to hoist them up.
On the downside, Childs’ relative lack of size to play inside hurts his ability to defend in the paint, and he also will need to show that he can guard quicker players out on the perimeter. He’ll have to be more comfortable in taking outside shots, as he may potentially have to transition to play small forward at the next level, but Childs’ strong production and ability to score could get him looks from NBA teams in the 2020 draft.
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