Five-star point guard Devin Askew landed a scholarship offer from Kentucky on Friday night.
Askew — a 6-foot-3 prospect from Santa Ana, Calif. — played alongside major UK target Jalen Green on the Nike circuit this summer and is currently participating in the USA Basketball training camp in Colorado Springs, where John Calipari and Tony Barbee will see him and others play this weekend.
Kansas, Villanova, Ohio State and Memphis are a few of the other schools that have extended scholarship offers to Askew over the past several weeks. Louisville was among his earlier offers, and Duke has also been evaluating him for a possible offer. He averaged 11.6 points, 4.8 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game during Nike play this year, making 41.4 percent of his three-point attempts.
Askew is the first point guard in the 2021 class to receive a scholarship offer from Kentucky, though he has also talked about the possibility of moving up to the 2020 class. He turned 17 years old Friday.
“I don’t know. It’s not for sure yet,” Askew said of reclassification earlier this month, according to Tucson.com. “I’m definitely thinking about it, sitting down and talking to my parents, my trainers, my coaches, my peers, my big bros, some that played in the league and some that played overseas. I’m just taking it in right now and I’ll make a decision before my junior year starts.”
The only uncommitted point guards in the 2020 class with a UK scholarship offer are Sharife Cooper and Cade Cunningham, and they’re widely expected to go to Auburn and Oklahoma State, respectively.
According to the 247Sports composite rankings, Askew is the No. 16 overall player in the class of 2021.