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Devin Askew decision date report refuted

A report stated Askew was set to commit Thursday, but that’s not the case.

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UPDATE

According to Jake Weingarten, Devin Askew will not be committing on Thursday.

Larry Vaught has since spoke with Askew, who confirmed he will announce “soon” but not on Thursday.


The Kentucky Wildcats could be on the verge of adding another five-star commitment.

According to Larry Vaught, Devin Askew will announce his college decision Thursday, his high school coach, Gary McKnight, confirmed.

Askew has been mentioned as a reclassification candidate, but this report states that the plan is for him to play all four years of high school basketball and remain a 2021 recruit.

“He enjoys the players. He enjoys high school,” McKnight, who sent LeRon Ellis to Kentucky to play in 1987, said. “He has indicated to me and told me he is staying four years in high school.”

Askew is coming off an official visit to Lexington two weeks ago, and it went great by all accounts, perhaps enough to seal the deal with the top-10 recruit.

“That was wild. I liked it a lot out there,” Askew told Corey Evans of Rivals. “Cal (John Calipari), and really, the whole coaching staff has really liked and loved me as a player and it is more than a want, but rather, it is a need for a point guard and I like it over there.”

UK holds the lead in the Rivals and 247 Sports predictions, including one from Evans, one of top recruiting analysts in high school hoops. The Wildcats have been battling the Louisville Cardinals for the 6-3 guard out of Mater Dei in California.

Most recruiting experts believe Askew is the most college-ready point guard in 2021 and that he could be an instant starter even if he reclassifies.

The 2020 class is off to a great start, but John Calipari doesn’t have his point guard yet. That may not be the case if Askew moves into 2020 and picks UK, but UK is also in the running for combo guard Cade Cunningham, which could help lead to Askew staying in 2021 if Cunningham eventually picks the Wildcats.

Askew’s father recently said the family will re-evaluate reclassification after his junior season. I would imagine that’s still the plan, as that will also allow the family to see who UK adds to its 2020 class this fall, if he in fact chooses the Wildcats.

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