BYU lands four-star SF Kanon Catchings

Four-star small forward Kanon Catchings, the No. 38 recruit in the 2024 class per 247 Sports and a projected 2025 NBA lottery pick, committed to BYU on Tuesday.Catchings, who committed to Purdue after his sophomore year but was released from his letter of intent on June 6, also visited NC State and Florida State before a recent trip to Provo, Utah, led him to join the Cougars.”My family and I met with (BYU) coach (Kevin) Young and the coaching staff last week and we immediately clicked,” Catchings told ESPN. “I knew right away this was the best fit for me.”Young took over the reins after Mark Pope left for Kentucky in April.Catchings has strong basketball bloodlines as the nephew of Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings, the 2011 WNBA MVP, a 10-time All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. His mother, Tauja, played at Illinois and was drafted by the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury in 2000, while his grandfather, Harvey, had an 11-season NBA career.