All Big Sky Conference and All District Basketball Player, Boise State 1985-89
Inducted into the Boise State Hall of Fame in 1996
Chris Childs was a key in turning the fortunes of the Boise State men’s basketball program around in the 1980’s. The only player in Bronco history to start every game throughout his four year career (118). Childs was named the Big Sky Conference Freshman of the Year in 1986. In 1987, 1988, and 1989 he received first team All-Big Sky Conference honors as a guard, and was named the league’s Most Valuable Player following his senior season of 1988-89. He was also a member o the National Basketball Coaches Association All-District team in 1988 and 1989. The third leading scorer in Bronco history with 1,602 points, Childs holds the career school records for free throws percentage, making 359 of 439 attempts for 81.8 percent, three point field goals made with 163, three point field goal attempts with 386, and steals with 215. Boise State’s record during his four-year career was 81-37 for a 68.6 winning percentage. Included with those wins were three straight 20-plus winning seasons, three Big Sky Conference Championships, two NIT post-season tournament appearances and one trip to the NCAA National Tournament. Following his collegiate career, Childs played in the Continental Basketball Association and for the New Jersey Nets of the National Basketball Association before signing a long-term contract with the New York Knicks in 1996.