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Devin Askew visits Kentucky, Memphis, Arizona, still weighing options
By ADAM ZAGORIADevin Askew, the 6-foot-3 point guard from Mater Dei (CA) and Team Why Not?, recently visited Kentucky, Memphis and Arizona and is still weighing his options going forward.
He’s also considering Louisville.
“All four basketball programs that I mentioned all have great tradition and have great coaching staffs,” Brian Askew, Devin’s father, said Tuesday by text. “We’re going to sit down as a family after Devin gets back from USA and start the process of talking this out!!”
Askew will compete in the USA Basketball minicamp this coming weekend in Colorado Springs, Co.
The Askews are coming off an official visit to Kentucky which coincided with the program’s Pro Day that featured scouts from all 30 NBA teams.
“UK visit was unbelievable,” Brian Askew said. “Coach Cal and entire staff all around great people and great basketball minds!!”
Kentucky has a four-man recruiting class ranked No. 1 in the nation but is in need of a point guard. The Wildcats have focused on Cade Cunningham, who visits this weekend for Big Blue Madness, and Askew,while parting ways with Jalen Green.
Prior to the Kentucky visit, Askew visited Memphis and before that he was at Arizona for the Red-Blue Game. He visited Louisville Sept. 1.
Askew is the No. 1-ranked point guard in the Class of 2021 according to ESPN.com, but has the option of reclassifying to 2020.
“I’m staying in the Class of 2021, I think it’s best,” he recently told Rivals.com. “Stay and play my senior year here at Mater Dei.”
Sources said the Askew family will weigh his options for reclassifying after the high school season.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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