LEXINGTON, Ky. — The University of Kentucky basketball program has confirmed freshman point guard Devin Askew is entering the transfer portal.
He played in all 25 games for the Wildcats this season starting 20 of them. He averaged seven points, three rebounds and had three assists and two turnovers per game.
247Sports was the first outlet to break the news and Askew told them. “I am thankful for the opportunity I had to play basketball at the University of Kentucky,” said Askew. “I am also thankful for the coaching staff as they provided an experience that contributed to my development in this game I love. My teammates will be my friends forever and I appreciate how they pushed me day in and day out to get better.”
“This is the part of the business I hate,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “I wish I could coach every kid for four years, but I have to respect Devin’s decision and I do. I will always be here to help him. My hope – and I told him this – is that he takes the fight he learned here with him wherever he goes. He was a great teammate and improved in so many ways as the season wore on. I will be rooting for Devin as he takes this next step.”
The move leaves Kentucky with transfer Kellan Grady, returner Dontaie Allen and incoming freshman Nolan Hickman at guard. The Wildcats are still awaiting word on whether or not Davion Mintz will use the extra year of eligibility granted by the NCAA.