While top-ten prospects BJ Boston and Terrence Clarke continue to garner the majority of attention both locally and nationally, Kentucky signee Devin Askew is making sure you remember he’s on his way to Lexington, as well.
Working out alongside Boston and Clarke in training sessions and open runs, high-profile trainers and basketball personalities continue to rave about the 6-foot-4 guard out of Santa Ana, California.
Back in May, NBA veteran Darren Collison – who has been training the future Wildcat out in Southern California – said in an interview with KSR’s Aaron Torres that Askew’s basketball IQ was among the best he has ever seen.
“I see a player that his IQ, is one of the best that I’ve seen, at all levels,” Collison said.
Fast forward to this week, and another professional basketball talent is going out of his way to praise Askew.
In an interview with Jeff Goodman of Stadium, former Boston College star Sean Marshall – who has been working out Askew over the course of the last month – said the future Wildcat’s work ethic is “unmatched.”
“I’ve been around pros for the last 13 years — NBA and overseas — and the way Dev works is unmatched,” Marshall told Goodman “The kid just wants it and you can see it the way he workouts out in every session. Kentucky is getting a stud.”
“I am with him,” Goodman said in response to Marshall’s praise. “Love this kid.”
As a guest on KSR’s Sources Say Podcast last month, Goodman said he was a huge fan of Askew’s game and feels the five-star prospect will be an “absolute killer” in Lexington.
“I’m higher on Devin Askew than most. I absolutely love him. Love him,” Goodman told KSR. “As a college point guard, I think he’s an absolute killer, just plays the right way. He’ll be a two- or three-year point guard, but I just think he’s got the winning DNA. I love him.”
Askew is currently listed as the No. 31 overall prospect in the 247Sports Composite Rankings, but is ranked as high as No. 26 overall at ESPN.
The five-star guard committed to Kentucky back in October, choosing the Wildcats over offers from Louisville, Arizona, Kansas, and Memphis, among others.