Initially, it appeared that Devin Askew was going to be suiting up for the Kentucky Wildcats again next season.
However, that is no longer the case as he has announced that he will be transferring from the program and adds to the list of West Coast players that leave after one season.
In his one season at Kentucky, Askew averaged 6.5 points, 2.9 assists, and 2.6 rebounds while shooting 34.5% from the floor and 27.8% from three.
Askew didn’t have the type of season he envisioned and received a ton of criticism from the fanbase. However, there was never a moment when I felt that Askew wasn’t playing as hard as he could. It just didn’t work out for him.
Now we will have to wait and see where Askew lands, but we should all wish him nothing but the best.
Here is how Twitter reacted to the news:
BREAKING: Kentucky point guard Devin Askew is transferring out of the program, he tells @247Sports.— Travis Branham (@TravisBranham_) April 5, 2021
“It will be part of my growth in this game to explore a new opportunity and enter the transfer portal.” || Story: https://t.co/0DoJFDRvqq pic.twitter.com/lJD2yudmnk
Askew leaving tells me Kentucky is getting a big time Point Guard— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) April 5, 2021
Devin Askew’s transfer probably tells you that Kentucky is getting a high-level point guard addition. Nolan Hickman + a quality transfer + Mintz back as a combo option = zero PT available.— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) April 5, 2021
Will anyone be more angry that Askew is leaving than the people who constantly tweeted that he should never see the floor?— Blake Spires (@RealFakeBlake) April 5, 2021
As it pertains to Devin Askew: My understanding is Kentucky believes there are still elite players that have/will transfer, some who might not even be in the portal yet. Dont think it's fair to say Askew is "bailing," but as @KySportsRadio said, a mutual decision on both sides— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) April 5, 2021
Askew leaving must mean we're getting the PG we needed. And I'm 100000% good with that. pic.twitter.com/DflOrsc0ZB— Jax Teller (@jaxteller_KY) April 5, 2021
Despite his previous comments to the contrary, the Devin Askew news isn't all that surprising. To me, that likely spells the return of Davion Mintz and the addition of another experienced point guard in addition to McDonald's All-American Nolan Hickman.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) April 5, 2021
I can’t fault Askew. I’m guessing he saw the writing on the wall and has knowledge of someone coming in. I wish nothing but the best for the kid, but it obviously wasn’t here. #BBN— Josh Mackey (@JMackey1981) April 5, 2021
UK certainly didn't have to have Askew next year, & will be fine without him, but I was looking forward to a possible junior or senior year.— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerRadio) April 5, 2021
UK invested a lot in Askew and gave him every opportunity. Minutes decreasing next year & he bounces.
Not sure what UK can do about that
Now let’s all go full boomer and tweet at Askew, great idea— All Things Kentucky (@BBNWonka) April 5, 2021
Good luck to Devin Askew but sigh. pic.twitter.com/u4qvn8vNQ8— ✖️isaiah. ✖️ (@FourWitTheFive) April 5, 2021
With Devin Askew saying he is transferring from UK, If Isaiah Jackson decides to stay in the NBA draft every freshman from last years team except for Lance Ware would have decided to leave UK, and so far the guys coming in are upperclassman. Seems like a shift is among us BBN.— Joshua Keene (@joshuakeene_) April 5, 2021
I think it is a good decision for Kentucky and Askew that a transfer occur. It is rare that a parting is mutual but I do think this is one case where, after the change in roster was discussed, it made sense for both— Matt Jones (@KySportsRadio) April 5, 2021
Devin Askew is going to be really good. I thought he’d be a big factor next year, maybe he will be, just not at Kentucky #bbn— The Sports Stove Podcast (@SportsStove) April 5, 2021
Looking forward to watching Devin Askew’s run to the Final Four next year.— Chet Lemond (@ChetLemond) April 5, 2021
I wish Devin Askew the best. It wasn't the right fit for him. He needed another year of high school basketball.— Bradley McKee (@Bradley_B_Roll) April 5, 2021
Find something that makes you as happy as UofL fans thinking Devin Askew personally reached out to the Cards' staff.— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerRadio) April 5, 2021
Almost one year ago to the day, Devin Askew told KSR he refused to be Kentucky's next West Coast transfer. "I'm DIFFERENT," he said at the time.— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) April 5, 2021
The former five-star prospect is now in the transfer portal after just one season in Lexington.https://t.co/neq3z0OlOw
Kentucky point guard Devin Askew is reportedly leaving the program. I had really thought he would stick around at the end of the season. Didn’t play great this year, but could be a big-time pickup for another team #BBN— Kyza CBB (@KyzaCBB) April 5, 2021
I’m happy for Askew that he didn’t just dig in and stay at Kentucky to try to prove a point. He’s now going to have a very productive career somewhere else. Situations change. Adapt or die (or in this case, enter the portal). You can’t fault his desire and effort. Best of luck!— John Huang (@KYHuangs) April 5, 2021
Will always admire Askew for how hard he played, but he was never again going to be Kentucky's starting point guard. It wasnt just about enrolling early.— Justin Rowland (@RowlandRIVALS) April 5, 2021
They might have their best scorer (Mintz), rebounder (Brooks) and 3-point shooter (Allen) back with solid role guys Ware and Toppin. https://t.co/M0ns9RQXhU— Kyle Tucker (@KyleTucker_ATH) April 5, 2021