SANTA ANA, Calif. — University of Kentucky picked up a top point guard for the future on Thursday night when Devin Askew picked the Wildcats over Louisville, Memphis and Arizona. He made his decision known on ESPN's SportsCenter.
The Mater Dei guard from Santa Ana, California is a member of the Class of 2021 but could reclassify to next season for the Class of 2020. He's expected to re-evaluate his options at the end of the season.
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. That would likely the number one recruiting class in the country now for 2020.
Depending on which recruiting service you follow, Askew, who is listed as 6'3", is ranked as the number one or two point guard in the Class of 2021. The 247sports composite score has him ranked as the number 10 overall player in the class and the number two point guard.
Momentum for the Wildcats picked up recently when Askew made an official visit to Lexington on October 4th. UK Coach John Calipari had already visiting his hom in September.