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Devin Askew gets high praise from a 13-year pro

“Kentucky is getting a stud.”

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The Kentucky Wildcats are bringing in the No. 1 overall recruiting class for the 2020-21 season and will once again be one of the top teams in the country when the season starts.

One of the more forgotten players in the class is Devin Askew who dropped from a 5-star to a 4-star recruit and dropped 13 spots to No. 31 in the 247 Sports Composite Rankings.

In recent weeks, Askew has been working out with 10-year NBA veteran Darren Collison as well as future teammates BJ Boston, Terrence Clarke and current Kentucky recruiting target Peyton Watson.

Now, Askew has been working out with former Boston College star and 13-year pro Sean Marshall, who had some very high praise for the future Cat.

“I’ve been around pros for the last 13 years — NBA and overseas — and the way Dev works is unmatched,” Marshall told Jeff Goodman of Watch Stadium. “The kid just wants it and you can see it the way he workouts out in every session. Kentucky is getting a stud.”

Chris Fisher of Cats Pause noted that Askew was named to the Jordan Brand Classic after a senior campaign where he averaged 16.7 points, 6.3 assists, 4.9 rebounds and 1.8 steals per game. He also had a 43-point outing where he was 7/7 from three against No. 3 overall recruit Evan Mobley.

Kentucky is going to have an extremely talented and one of the most exciting backcourts to watch in all of college basketball next season with Boston, Clarke, Askew, and grad transfer Davion Mintz.

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