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Devin Askew returning for 2021-22 season

He’s back!

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Now that stay/go decision season is here, the Kentucky Wildcats have one key player committed to returning for the 2021-22 season.

On Friday, KSR reported that freshman guard Devin Askew will be back for another season in Lexington.

“Yes sir, (Devin) is locked in for next season,” Askew’s father, Brian Askew, told KSR.

Askew, a former five-star recruit out of California, came to Kentucky in the Class of 2020 with a lot of hype as a potential multi-year star in Lexington. However, his first season was anything but, as he struggled mightily to adjust to the college game, especially on the offensive end.

Even so, Askew had some bright spots, enough to think he’ll become a solid starter one day as long as he sticks around for the foreseeable future. Kentucky hasn’t had much luck keeping players for more than two seasons, but it sounds like Askew is committed to the journey he’s just beginning in Lexington.

Say what you want about Askew’s struggles, but he’s been very vocal about staying committed to the process at Kentucky, whereas many players in shoes similar to his have transferred out of Lexington within their first two seasons of college hoops.

Askew looks like someone who’s fully committed to becoming the best version of himself while he’s wearing a Kentucky jersey.

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