BYU’s Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws earn All-District honors

(AP Photo/Rick Bowmer) BYU forward Yoeli Childs (23) reacts after dunking against Gonzaga during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, in Provo, Utah.

The Cougars’ season may have ended sooner than planned, but there were still plenty of accomplishments to celebrate. On Monday, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced that BYU seniors Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws have been named to the 2019-20 NABC Division I All-District 9 Team.

This is the third straight season Childs earns first-team honors, while Haws was named to the second team for the second straight year. The pair led the Cougars to a 24-8 record and a final ranking of No. 18 in The Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

Childs, who is also a USBWA All-District VIII First Team and All-West Coast Conference First Team honoree, averaged 22.2 points, 9 rebounds, 2 assists this season. He posted eight double-doubles and had 12 games with 20-plus points. The South Jordan native is also a Top 5 Finalist for the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year award and a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award.

Last week, Sports Illustrated ranked him No. 20 among the top 50 players in college basketball this season.

Haws was also named to the All-WCC First Team and was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-America Third Team. The last remaining member of the “Lone Peak Three” averaged 14 points, 2.5 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 1.3 steals this season. He was a crucial part of a BYU offense that finished the season in the top five nationally in several categories, including 3-point field goal percentage (first), assist/turnover ratio (second), field goal percentage (third), 3-point field goals per game (fourth) and assists per game (fifth).

Both Childs and Haws also wrapped up their careers at BYU as the program’s all-time leaders in several categories. Childs is first in rebounds, sixth in points, second in double-doubles and fifth in blocks. Haws finished second in assists, third in 3-point field goals, seventh in points and eighth in steals. Haws also holds the BYU record for consecutive games started.

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