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2021 five-star guard Devin Askew says a commitment is “coming soon”

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

One of Kentucky’s top point guard targets in the class of 2021 is ready to make his decision.

Devin Askew, the No. 10 prospect and No. 1 overall point guard in the class of 2021 announced on his Instagram page this afternoon that a commitment was on the horizon.

“Commitment coming soon!!! Date coming out soon!! Let’s get this!” he wrote.

Askew, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound point guard out of Santa Ana, CA, currently holds offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Villanova, Arizona, and Memphis, among others, though most expect the decision to come down to the Cats and the Cards.

And if you ask Evan Daniels, he believes it will be Kentucky that comes out on top in the end.

“It’s still early,” he said in his weekly recruiting column on Friday. “But if I were going to make a prediction I would lean towards Kentucky.”

Askew’s father, Brian Askew, told KSR last week that Kentucky head coach John Calipari was out to visit the five-star prospect in California on September 12. Louisville head coach Chris Mack then followed it up with a visit on Monday, just a little over two weeks after he took an official visit to the school on September 1. Askew is also expected to take an unofficial visit to Memphis on Oct. 3 for the school’s version of Midnight Madness, followed by an official visit to Villanova on Oct. 4. The 6-foot-3 guard had also been in the process of planning on an official to Kentucky in either October or November, though that’s now expected to happen sooner rather than later due to his rather abrupt commitment plans.

Another factor to keep in mind is that Askew has been a rumored reclassification candidate for several months now, and despite shutting down those rumors back in July, the buzz continues to grow louder that he will ultimately wind up in the class of 2020. With Kentucky and Jalen Green deciding to mutually part ways this weekend, along with point guard options dwindling down for the Wildcats moving forward – Cade Cunningham and Josh Christopher are seen as the only legitimate UK guard targets right now – this news could prove to be quite significant.

On his Crystal Ball page over at 247Sports, Askew only has one prediction, with Jody Demling of Cardinal Authority picking Louisville to land the elite point guard. Over at Rivals.com, recruiting analysts Corey Evans and Dan McDonald made picks this month in favor of Kentucky, while Sources Say Podcast co-host Jake Weingarten currently has a pick in for Louisville.

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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7 Comments for 2021 five-star guard Devin Askew says a commitment is “coming soon”



  1. JASUN74
    2:06 pm September 17, 2019 Permalink

    This young man can be a GREAT college player and beyond. I see a little bit of College Jason Kidd in his game but he’s probably a better shooter than Jason was while he was in school. Also, he’s a great leader and I’m sure that’s why Cal is so high on him. Would love to have him for sure.

    Now I didn’t say he was better than Jason Kidd. Haha. Just has a similar game when he was in school. Also maybe plays some like Jalen Brunson as a sophomore, but much more athletic. Very good player and he’d definitely be a great fit with all these athletes Cal is bringing in. Wow. Fellas, we’re about to have the greatest talent on one team ever assembled!! And for us, that’s some high, high praise!! Go Cats



  2. UKinIN
    2:27 pm September 17, 2019 Permalink

    Jody Demling picked for Louisville? Shocked I am!



  3. BLUEVADER
    2:50 pm September 17, 2019 Permalink

    Kid reminds me of Jason Williams plus some Marquis Teague in him.



  4. UKLugo
    3:43 pm September 17, 2019 Permalink

    This kid is a gamer. But I gotta believe he’ll be picking the Dirty Birds.



    • UKLugo
      5:14 pm September 17, 2019 Permalink

      He’s no Cade Cunningham. He’s no Jason Kidd. What he is is a fierce competitor. I like the Jalen Brunson com a little better.



  5. UKinIN
    4:22 pm September 17, 2019 Permalink

    No. 1 point guard but only no. 10 overall? Has to be his lack of elite athleticism.



  6. UKantstopus
    4:46 pm September 17, 2019 Permalink

    I’m sure we will hear a discussion on the next sources say podcast…