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UK trending for Devin Askew; update on his recruitment

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Askew’s family greatly enjoyed their visit to Lexington, and a decision should be coming soon.

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After his trip to Lexington over the weekend, five star point guard Devin Askew has now finished up visits to Kentucky, Memphis, and Arizona.

According to Devin’s father, Brian Askew (via Adam Zagoria of Zagsblog), the visit to Kentucky was ‘unbelievable,’ and the family plans to sit down soon to talk things out.

Zagoria also had his own tidbit about when Askew could decide on a potential reclassification.

Sources said the Askew family will weigh his options for reclassifying after the high school season.

A five-star recruit visiting Lexington the same weekend as UK’s annual pro day is about as good of timing as you could possibly hope for. 30 NBA scouts were in attendance and you can only assume that Askew left with a clear understanding of just how serious John Calipari is about preparing his players for professional basketball.

By all accounts, UK hit a home run with the visit, which has to several recruiting predictions in favor of the Wildcats. The most recent are from 247 Sports recruiting experts Jerry Meyer and Andrew Slater. That’s part of five straight UK predictions in Askew’s crystal ball.

Over at Rivals, UK has received three straight predictions, including one from Rivals reporter David Sisk.

Needless to say, UK is the clear favorite for the top-10 recruit heading down the home stretch of his recruitment. Currently, Askew is still a member of the class of 2021 but rumors continue to circulate that he will ultimately reclassify into 2020, joining Terrence Clarke, Brandon Boston, and Cam’ron Fletcher.

If that was to happen, UK would be getting an elite distributor that by all indications would mesh really well with the current 2020 commits, especially considering that the Cats don’t have a viable point guard identified for next season.

You have to take into consideration that both Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey will likely be gone. Immanuel Quickley potentially returning will be a solid option but not the typical fast paced play-maker that Kentucky has become accustomed to under John Calipari. Adding a player like Askew would take Kentucky’s 2020 recruiting class, which is already #1, to another level.

It appears that a decision could be looming for Askew, who will be participating in Team USA minicamp this weekend in Colorado. The date change for USA camp conflicting with Big Blue Madness has really disrupted UK’s normal recruiting calendar, but getting Askew on campus during pro day could prove to be a great move.

At this point, it seems likely that Kentucky is pursuing Askew as their point guard option for the class of 2020, even though he has recently stated that he plans to stay in 2021.

A college choice could be approaching quickly, but we could still be a ways offer from a reclassification decision. Either way, UK would be getting a great point guard for whatever class he’s in.

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