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2021 five-star guard Devin Askew will take an official to Kentucky next weekend

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Photo: Jon Lopez/Nike

Kentucky will host the nation’s top point guard in the class of 2021 for an official visit next weekend.

Brian Askew, Devin Askew’s father, tells KSR that the five-star guard has cancelled his upcoming visit to Villanova and will instead take an official visit to Lexington from October 4-6.

Corey Evans of Rivals.com was the first to break the news.

This news comes less than 24 hours after Kentucky assistant coach Joel Justus was at Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, CA to see Askew participate in open gym.

Askew’s father also told KSR that John Calipari was in to see the 6-foot-3 guard on September 12.

Askew took an official visit to Louisville on September 1, with the five-star guard also scheduled to take trips to Arizona for its Red-Blue Game this Friday, followed by an unofficial visit to Memphis on August 3 for the school’s midnight madness.

In a recent interview with Krysten Peek of Rivals.com, Askew said that he would be participating in the USA Basketball Training Camp in Colorado Springs from October 11-13. From there, the Mater Dei standout said he will schedule a commitment date sometime after in October.

Despite the rumblings that he will ultimately reclassify to the class of 2020, Askew also told Peek that he is currently planning on staying in 2021, the second time he has shut down reclassification rumors.

“I’m staying in the class of 2021,” he told Peek. “I think it’s best if I stay and play my senior year here at Mater Dei, play with Coach McKnight, that’ll for sure make him happy. And with just all the guys on the team, we have all these returning players and can have a really fun year next year too.”

Sources continue to tell KSR that despite Askew’s public comments, those behind the scenes very familiar with his recruitment feel the five-star guard will ultimately make the jump to 2020.

In terms of his recruitment, Kentucky is seen as a top contender, with Askew recently telling Rivals.com that he is extremely high on the program and the “brotherhood” that comes with being a Wildcat.

“I mean, [John Calipari] just knowing what their goals are,” he said of Kentucky. “A lot of people think just because you go to Kentucky, you have to be a one-and-done. That’s not true. You can stay for two years, look at PJ Washington, look at Tyler Ulis, Immanuel Quickley, Ashton Hagans. Look at them, they’re still in a great position right now. Kentucky is a place where they are also going to develop you, you leave when you’re ready, you know what your goal is. Obviously, the goal is to win games in college, but with the personal side, you can put your name out there, get you to the next step that all players want. When you’re on that type of team, the goal is, “We’re all five in now, let’s go, let’s go chase our dreams. We’re all together.” It just feels like a brotherhood, that’s what I love about it. And Coach Cal is a great guy, he knows what he’s doing.”

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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8 Comments for 2021 five-star guard Devin Askew will take an official to Kentucky next weekend



  1. GoCatz
    12:18 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    With his Villanova visit cancelled and a UK visit quickly scheduled after a recent JJ visit, I like how this sounds for the Cats. Lock him up Cal.



  2. UKFanSC
    12:42 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    Love how he used Duke’s “brotherhood” line to describe Kentucky!



  3. neat1ky
    2:18 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    Actually the brotherhood came from players like Wall and Cousins and they talk about it now in the pros every time new UK players are drafted and they prove it every summer when a lot of them return to the campus to play pickup and workout and also take classwork like Wall. Not sure of another school including Duke that does that. You do hear players at other schools refer to a brotherhood but that’s in name only. Go Cats!!!!!



  4. neat1ky
    2:20 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    Also Cal flies in alot to see them play and they meet for dinner and it’s mentioned then



  5. BigBlueWildcats
    4:42 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    Hey Jack is The Sourves Say Podcast coming out this week?



  6. RAGE
    5:50 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    Hey Jack nice post like always.. I know this is def off topic from this post but I recently seen an article somewhere else that is predicting Isaiah Todd to North Carolina… Just wondering do you have any thoughts on this subject or maybe what are you hearing about his recruitment???

    I hope this ain’t true I mean we really need to land him for our number 1 option in the front court…



  7. bpisforuk
    8:53 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

    The kid is definitely intense. But if he is staying in 2021 it’s odd he wants to commit so early. Can’t sign a LOi for a over a year.



    • b2h3slin
      10:03 pm September 25, 2019 Permalink

      Saying that for now so he can play in Peach Jam