Meyer put in the pick for Kentucky over the weekend, when Askew was in Lexington for his official visit. He’s also taken recent recruiting trips to Arizona, Louisville and Memphis, and U of L has been seen as the Wildcats’ biggest competition for the California native.
Rivals.com national analyst Corey Evans is also predicting that Askew will end up at Kentucky, telling the Herald-Leader late last week that he’d be a great fit for the Wildcats.
“I think he’s the ideal fit. I really do,” Evans said. “I think he’s honestly the best point guard for those guys and their strengths. Devin is a very unselfish individual as a prospect and a person. And I think he’s all about doing whatever is beneficial for the betterment of his team.
“He’s OK getting everyone else involved and having them eat, even if it means less for him.”
Askew, who is expected to announce his college decision later this month, is currently in the 2021 class but could move to 2020 and play college basketball next season.
Kentucky is also very much in the mix for five-star point guard Cade Cunningham, the top uncommitted prospect in the 2020 class. The Herald-Leader has been told recently that there’s a good chance UK could land both Cunningham and Askew for next season. Cunningham is also expected to announce a college decision soon, and he’ll be in Lexington for an official visit this weekend.