Published: Sun, October 20, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

5-star Devin Askew commits to Kentucky Wildcats

5-star Devin Askew commits to Kentucky Wildcats

The top-10 junior gave his verbal commitment to the Wildcats on Thursday evening, though a decision to reclassify into the 2020 class won't be dealt with until later in the year.

Devin Askew, a dynamic five-star prospect out of the 2021 college basketball recruiting class, has committed to play for the Kentucky Wildcats. Adding to the intrigue is speculation that the blue-chip combo guard could reclassify to the 2020 class, which would qualify him to be at United Kingdom in the fall of 2020.

A 6-foot-3 Californian, Askew is listed as the No. 2 combo guard on the 247Sports composite and the top point guard on the ESPN 60.

If Askew does reclassify, he would join a class that already includes shooting guards, Terrence Clarke and B.J. Boston, small forward Cam'Ron Fletcher and power forward Lance Ware.

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For now, Askew is the first commitment in Kentucky's 2021 class and he's the flawless piece to build around. Just one extra course would be needed in order to qualify which would give the Wildcats the playmaking agent that it has been searching for in recent months.

Louisville's coaching staff under Chris Mack invested a large amount of time, energy, and attention into recruiting Askew over the a year ago so his choice of Kentucky is a particularly big blow to the Cardinals, who have suffered so much from John Calipari's recruiting dominance over the past decade.

Kentucky doesn't now have a point guard committed in the 2020 class.

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