BYU Basketball's top recruiting targets

Kevin Young is not done recruiting. Who's still on BYU's recruiting radar for the 2024 season?
BYU signee Elijah Crawford at the Peach Jam event in Augusta, Georgia
BYU signee Elijah Crawford at the Peach Jam event in Augusta, Georgia / Katie Goodale / USA TODAY NETWORK
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Egor Demin - Guard

We've already gone into detail on the Russian prospect when BYU officially offered him, but we have a few more notes about Demin to make in this article.

Demin is an excellent prospect that is expected to be a lottery pick in the 2025 NBA Draft. If Kevin Young intends to make good on his promise of building an NBA pipeline through BYU, landing players like Demin is a fantastic start.

In his ANGT League final with Real Madrid's U18 squad, Demin showed out and dropped an impressive stat line of 26 points, 11 boards, and 6 assists. His fluid ball-handling ability paired with his large frame is a terrific weapon in his repertoire, and he proved to be comfortable creating his own offense--a skill largely absent from last season's squad.

Robby McCombs of Vanquish the Foe shared Demin's current recruiting standing in a recent article, stating that, "Multiple sources tell me that Egor is strongly consider[ing] playing college basketball next season, and BYU is right at or near the top of his destination list. Illinois was involved early, but BYU, Arkansas, and USC are the most likely destinations right now."

Securing Demin would be the largest recruiting win of Kevin Young's already impressive 2024 offseason, but battling John Calipari for a recruit is always a challenge. BYU has made a strong push for Demin and stands in a good position as of this moment. Online rumblings suggest that Demin is essentially a lock to BYU, but it's all hypothetical until he makes it official.