Another five-star basketball recruit is set to come off the board. Devin Askew, the No. 10 player in the class per 247Sports, revealed as much on his Instagram page on Tuesday.
Askew stars for prestigious Mater Dei High School. The 6-foot-3 combo guard is ranked No. 2 at the position, and is the top player in California among current high school juniors.
Of course, that class designation could change. Askew has been the subject of persistent reclassification rumors.
An upcoming commitment could escalate those.
Askew previously told 247's Evan Daniels that he is remaining in 2021, but that hasn't stopped others from predicting a move, even after that public decoration.
Daniels considers him a Kentucky lean.
"First off Devin Askew had a tremendous summer and is one of the best point guard prospects in the country, regardless of class. His recruitment is somewhat fascinating. He told 247Sports in July that he was no longer going to reclassify from 2021 to 2020, but the talk of reclassification from others has only escalated. Askew visited Louisville on Sept. 1 and is expected to unofficially visit Memphis on Oct. 3 for Memphis Madness and then head to Villanova for an official visit on Oct. 4. Askew is also planning an official visit for Kentucky in either October or November. It’s still early, but if I were going to make a prediction I would lean towards Kentucky."
As of now, Louisville has both of the 247 crystal ball predictions for Askew. Rivals has two picks for Kentucky and one for Louisville. Five analysts isn't a huge sample size, but this does seem like it could come down to Wildcats vs. Cardinals.
Arizona, Memphis, and Villanova are among the other programs involved for Askew.