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Devin Askew staying in 2021 class; planning October decision

Askew won’t be moving up a class, but he will make his college decision soon.

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Devin Askew, the top ranked point guard in the class of 2021, was thought to be a heavy lean to re-class in to 2020.

But according to Krysten Peek of Rivals, that is no longer the case as Askew will stay in 2021 and finish up his career at Mater Dei High School.

“I’m staying in the Class of 2021, I think it’s best,” he said. “Stay and play my senior year here at Mater Dei.”

In addition, Askew is planning to make his decision in October, though he does not have an exact date. It will come sometime after the USA Basketball minicamp from Oct. 11-13.

John Calipari and his Kentucky Wildcats staff were going after two potential point guard targets for the 2020 class, with Askew being one of them in hopes of a reclassification. Askew recently took an official visit to Louisville a few weeks ago, with an official to Villanova set and an unofficial to Memphis set. Askew does plan to visit Kentucky before he announces his decision.

Corey Evans, Rivals’ lead recruiting expert, recently flipped his prediction on Askew from Louisville to Kentucky and Dan McDonald recently put one in for the Cats as well.

With Askew out of the 2020 class, Kentucky will focus on Cade Cunningham for the point guard spot, while still going after Josh Christopher in hopes of landing another elite guard. top overall JUCO prospect and Louisville native Jay Scrubb is also an option.

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