Big things are happening in Provo.

Not quite two months ago, Head Coach Mark Pope left the program for his dream school in Kentucky.

As in any case, the shuffle at the top put players in the portal, fans in their feelings, and the program into uncertainty.

Those moments of uncertainty didn't last long however as BYU made a big-time move luring Kevin Young, an assistant for the Phoenix Suns and a legit head coaching option at the highest level of ball.

With Young at the helm, BYU has rebounded and risen up more than most, including Cougar fans, could have anticipated.

The unexpected optimism for the Cougars just garnered a major boost today after ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski announced the newest Cougar Commit:

Egor Demin is a major grab and one of the most potent commits in BYU’s history.

Demin has the height, the skills, and the explosiveness to be a big-time player, not only at the collegiate level but as a high-impact pro.

The shooting potential is there, the defensive blueprint is intact, and BYU has what seems to be a “one-and-done” type of talent.

As stated, Demin will likely be making a one-year stop in Provo before taking his talents to the association, but for a program in BYU that hasn’t seen a draft selection happen since 2011 (Jimmer Fredette) this is a major haul.

His 21 games for Real Madrid 2 in the EBA this season produced a stat line of 13 PPG, 57.1 % from the field on nearly 11 attempts a night, 33.6 % from deep, 2.2 steals, and 5.1 Rebounds per game in about 24 minutes a night. (BASKETBALL.EUROBASKET.COM)

With the news of Demin breaking, maybe Kevin Young wasn’t too off course in his desire to be a feeder for NBA teams, and if this is year one in Provo, what does the future look like for BYU hoops?

Turning uncertainty into excitement before ever taking the hardwood, is something that Kevin Young has uniquely provided for this team.

With Young bringing in a player of Egor Demin’s caliber, the evidence only seems to point in one direction: The Cougars couldn’t have handled this offseason any better.

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