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Devin Askew reclassifies and signs with UK

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It’s official. Devin Askew will play in Lexington next year.

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Five-star UK commit Devin Askew has reclassified. The top point guard in the Class of 2021 will now move down to 2020 and sign his National Letter of Intent to play for Cal’s Kentucky Wildcats.

247 Sports’ Evan Daniels broke the news early Thursday morning about both his intent to sign with Kentucky and his reclassification.

The 6-foot-2 guard was ranked the 10th-best player in the Class of 2021 with a .9959 composite score. Assuming that’ll stay the same upon his reclassification, we can expect him to take BJ Boston’s spot at No. 13. The Cats will then have three top-15 recruits.

The Wildcats, with Askew’s decision, will now have three five-star recruits coming in the Class of 2020. Clarke, the highest-ranked recruit, just signed his letter of intent, and Boston’s should come shortly.

As for Askew, the only two schools he had confirmed visits at were Kentucky and Louisville. For some reason, the California native loved the state of Kentucky as opposed to Kansas and North Carolina, two other states with high-profile schools looking at him.

Askew will likely come in and be the team’s starting point guard as both Ashton Hagans and Tyrese Maxey will likely declare for the draft. NBAdraftroom.com had already hailed Askew as a top-10 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft.

He’ll have high expectations upon arrival in Lexington.

Let’s just say the excitement for this young guard is already brewing in Big Blue Nation.

Askew will joined Terrence Clarke, BJ Boston, Lance Ware, and Cam’Ron Fletcher as the five commits planning to carry on the legacy in Kentucky. Cal’s 2020 roster may, as is typically said, be one of the best he’s had yet.