National analyst predicts UK will land top point guard

 Posted by at 10:16 PM on September 5, 2019
Sep 052019
 

Devin Askew

Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans logged a prediction in favor of Kentucky for five-star point guard Devin Askew on Thursday, a couple of days after heaping praise on the California playmaker in an interview with the Herald-Leader.

“He is arguably the best ‘college’ point guard in high school basketball right now, in my mind, regardless of classification,” Evans said. “He has to become a better athlete and more explosive, but he’s a legitimate 6-foot-3 with a 6-7 wingspan at the point guard spot. He’s strong, he’s super mature. He’s all about the team. He can make shots. He can play-make. He can defend. He’s fiery. There really isn’t much that he’s missing on.

“He’s practically the entire package at the point guard spot.”

Askew came into the week ranked by Rivals.com as the No. 18 overall player in the 2021 class, and the website’s new rankings for that class will be posted Friday afternoon. Askew, who turns 18 years old in July, has also been mentioned as a possibility to reclassify to 2020 and play college basketball next season. He likely won’t make that decision until the spring.

Evans had previously predicted that Askew would end up at Louisville, and he told the Herald-Leader this week that he views the Cats, Cards and Villanova as Askew’s top three schools entering the fall.

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