With all the uncertainty around us, there are implications to the pandemic that we do not even think about. One of those is college eligibility for high school athletes.
While there will be practices in place that are broad enough for high school seniors, it gets a little more shaky when you look at juniors trying to finish high school early and reclassify. If one class is canceled or unable to be completed, it is possible that a player could not be eligible to start playing in the fall.
Thankfully, that will not be the case for Kentucky commit Devin Askew.
Askew has officially reclassified from the 2021 to the 2020 class in order to play college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats this fall. After adding online classes at the beginning of the school year to get this done, he has worked hard to get everything done. And there is still plenty to do.
“It’s been a lot of work,” Askew told the OC Register, “and I’m still doing a lot of work now.”
Askew will play point guard at Kentucky, and he is listed as the No. 6 combo guard in the 2020 class (No. 25 overall). Depending on who (if anyone) stays from Kentucky’s current backcourt, Askew may need to step up in a big way to contribute next season.
Other notable reclassified players in recent Kentucky recruiting are Ashton Hagans and Karl-Anthony Towns. Incoming forward Terrence Clarke is also reclassifying from 2021 to 2020, but there has been no word on where he is in the process.