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BYU’s Yoeli Childs, Utah State’s Sam Merrill participating in unique 2020 NBA draft combine

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SALT LAKE CITY — Former BYU Cougar Yoeli Childs and former Utah State Aggie Sam Merrillwill both participate in the 2020 NBA Draft Combine.

Due to COVID-19,the 2020 combine, which officially began Monday, will look a lot different than in years past. Previously, the combine was an in-person event held in Chicago, but this year, the first portion will be held in the market closest to where players live, and the second part will be virtual.

Top players like Anthony Edwards, James Wiseman and Obi Toppin will not participate in the combine this year, which could allow for some under-the-radar players to get more attention from teams.

Both Childs and Merrill are seen as potential second-round picks. Childs is projected as the 41st pick byUSA Today, going to San Antonio, and the 60th pick in the draft by NBAdraft.net, going to New Orleans. USA Today has Merrill going 57th to the Los Angeles Clippers.

ESPN’s Top 100 prospect list ranks Merrill No. 62 and Childs No. 92.