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
, 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
, with whom he shares a representation agency, and to be
detected by NBA franchise radars
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.
, Portuguese youth squad of Joventut, the second appears and also the madridista
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
With the marks of top Spanish National teams and figures such as Rafael Nadal who just won the Wimbledon after a 44 year drought for Spanish Players and the Spanish Soccer team who also won the Euro2008 after not winning in the 40s. The national teams for Spain both women and men are hoping to follow in those footsteps in Pekin during the Olympic Summer Basketball Games!