At the beginning of September, Real Madrid made the signing of Egor Demin, a base 15 years and 2.00 meters which is considered the largest project that gives Russia from Andrei Kirilenko. Again, the whites took one of the great promises of European basketball by beating the Joventut, to the Baskonia and another handful of clubs in the race for his hiring, closed a year after

the first contacts and delayed by the coronavirus. Demin, son of


, a former player of the


, the

Ural Great

and the


, has stood out this summer in the

European Challengers U16

, which he attended with the Russian team despite being a year younger than most of the participants. There has averaged

12.2 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.2 recoveries in 23.2 minutes per game

. However, above his statistics he has been impressed by an unbecoming poise of his age and that has served him to be compared with

Luka doncic

, with whom he shares a representation agency, and to be

detected by NBA franchise radars


“Has shown

a sense of game control and maturity rarely seen in a player his age

outside of young phenomena like Doncic, “says Mike Schmitz, a prestigious ESPN analyst specializing in young talents. In a ranking he has carried out with players under 16 who are beginning to arouse interest in the NBA, he has placed Demin in first position.

Ruben Prey

, Portuguese youth squad of Joventut, the second appears and also the madridista

Declan duru

, seventh.

He has shown a sense of control of the game and a maturity rarely seen in a player his age outside of young freaks like Doncic.

Mike Schmitz, ESPN analyst specializing in young talent

The Russian diamond stands out for its height, which will probably increase, its

ability to concentrate, intensity, leadership
, being very communicative, and his fluency on the track. Demin

behaves like a veteran
, perfectly managing the spaces both to find his companions and to free himself.

Great shooter features

In addition, Schmitz assures, “it has all the

characteristics of a great shooter “
, although in the tournament it was irregular and stayed at 30% in triples. “He has excellent balance and a good hand receiving and throwing and after bouncing. And he doesn’t lack confidence,

scoring some 3s from beyond the NBA line “
continues the analyst, who also sees him as “a competent defender”. Madrid have tied their new pearl with

a relationship for six seasons
. The intention for now is that he plays in cadet A of the white quarry. After the first three years the contract could be renegotiated. If Demin’s physical and basketball development is as expected, by then

the NBA will be on the prowl
. He no longer takes his eyes off him.