ACB Liga Endesa: Egor Demin, Real Madrid’s new prodigy already compared to Doncic




At the beginning of September, Real Madrid concret the signing of Egor Demin, a 15-year, 2.00-meter base 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 Youth, al Baskonia and another handful of clubs in the race for his signing, 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 improper 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 control of the game and a maturity rarely seen in a player his age

outside of the 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 the first position.

Rubn Prey

, Portuguese youth squad player from Joventut, appears the second and also the madridista

Declan Duru

, sptimo.

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

, managing the spaces to perfection both to find his companions and to free himself.

Great marksman characteristics

In addition, Schmitz asserts, “it has all the

characteristics of a great marksman “

, although in the tournament it was irregular and remained at 30% in triples. “He has excellent balance and a good hand catching 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 militates 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

NBA be on the lookout

. He no longer takes his eyes off him.

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