BYU has secured the commitment of four-star prospect Kanon Catchings.

Kevin Young has secured another top recruit for his inaugural season as head coach of BYU basketball.

This time, the Cougars have added four-star small forward Kanon Catchings to their roster. Catchings had previously committed to Purdue but reopened his recruitment two weeks ago, ultimately signing with BYU, as officially announced by the school on Tuesday.

Standing at 6-foot-8, Catchings recently visited Provo and was coached at Overtime Elite by Tim Fanning, a current assistant coach at BYU.

“We are thrilled to welcome Kanon to BYU. He’s a tremendous young man,” Young stated in a press release confirming Catchings’ signing. “Kanon brings exceptional size, shooting ability, and athleticism to our program. His defensive skills are as impressive as his offensive talents. We look forward to integrating Kanon into our team, working alongside our players and staff, and helping him flourish.”

Catchings is ranked as the No. 40 overall prospect nationally in the 2024 recruiting class according to 247 Sports’ composite rankings. He hails from a basketball family, being the nephew of Tamika Catchings, a Naismith Hall of Famer and former WNBA MVP, while his mother Tauja played collegiately at Illinois and his grandfather Harvey Catchings enjoyed an 11-season NBA career.

Last season with Overtime Elite, Catchings averaged 15.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game, shooting 37% from 3-point range for the Cold Hearts team under Coach Fanning.

ESPN’s Jonathan Givony spoke with Catchings about his decision to join BYU, noting that he and his family immediately connected with Coach Young and the coaching staff during their recent meeting.

“I felt this was the perfect fit for me,” Catchings told Givony. “Coach Young emphasizes building relationships, and I have full confidence in him. I’m eager to learn and grow as a player under his guidance. We have a talented group of guys on the team who all share the same goals, and I can’t wait to contribute.”

Catchings’ commitment to BYU comes shortly after the university officially announced the signing of Egor Demin, an international prospect projected for the 2025 NBA Draft. Catchings had also considered offers from Florida State and NC State before making his decision.