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Devin Askew explains why he chose Kentucky, dubbing it a “business decision”

Devin Askew knows that greatness lives in Lexington.

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL: AUGUST 10 Nike Academy Showcase Game Photo by Brian Rothmuller/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Devin Askew is the Kentucky Wildcats’ first commitment of the 2021 class.

The No. 10 ranked player in his class by 247 Sports composite, Askew knew that heading to Lexington would mean he’d be joining an elite talent pool, and he’s ready for the chance to prove that he’s among the best of the best.

Askew, a combo guard out of Mater Dei high school in California, called heading to Kentucky a “business decision.” The state’s top player recent spoke with Rivals’ Corey Evans and broke down why he chose the Wildcats.

“It is a business decision and I am going to go where I have the best opportunity to achieve my goals and what is my goal? The NBA. What better place not to go but Kentucky? It isn’t chasing clout and just to say that I am going to Kentucky but I am going there to put in work, bust my butt and get the chance to go to the NBA; that is my plan.”

Coach Cal has made a track record of developing top guards. Look at how De’Aaron Fox has started to thrive or how John Wall was on track to be one of the league’s best guards until he tore his Achilles.

Nonetheless, Askew knows the greatness that’s come out of Kentucky, and he’s primed to be the next name on the list.

That said, it’s hard to watch the highlights below and believe anything but a dominant, NBA-ready guard will come when you combine the five-star and coach Cal.

Askew could rightfully rise in the rankings as he continues to polish his game while in high school.

For now, he’ll be dubbed as the Wildcats’ best recruit in the Class of 2021. Hopefully, they’re able to snag another one of the many uncommitted five-star recruits left in the class.