BYU has secured a promising addition to its men’s basketball team for the upcoming season, as Egor Demin from Real Madrid has signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Cougars. Head coach Kevin Young expressed excitement about Demin joining the team, highlighting his exceptional skills and potential for growth both on and off the court. Standing at 6-foot-9, Demin’s abilities in passing, playmaking, and shooting are expected to complement BYU’s style of play seamlessly.

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Demin played a key role in Real Madrid’s victory at the Adidas Next Generation Tournament in Berlin, Germany. His impressive performance, including a standout game in the final with 26 points, 11 rebounds, and six assists, solidified his status as a projected lottery pick in the 2025 NBA Draft. Throughout the tournament, Demin showcased his versatility by averaging 16.0 points, 8.2 rebounds, 3.8 assists, and 1.6 steals per game, demonstrating his impact on both ends of the court.

In addition to his success with Real Madrid, Demin also excelled during the 2023-24 Spain EBA season, where he averaged 13.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 4.3 assists per game. His strong shooting percentages and consistent performance further underscored his potential as a top international prospect. Moreover, Demin’s experience representing Russia at the FIBA U16 European Challengers further highlights his pedigree and competitive spirit.

For BYU fans eager to witness Demin’s debut with the Cougars, the opportunity to secure season tickets for the 2024-25 season is now available. By filling out the BYU basketball season ticket interest form, fans can ensure their presence at the games where Demin is set to make his mark on the court. With his talent and potential, Demin’s addition to the team promises an exciting season ahead for BYU and its supporters.