Devin Askew doesn’t plan to reclassify

Published 11:41 pm Friday, September 27, 2019


California point guard Devin Askew could make his college choice in October but told recruiting writer Krysten Peek that he still intends to stay in the 2021 recruiting class and not reclassify so he could stay at Mater Dei High School with his friends for another year.

“But you never know. Kids change their mind on a daily basis,” Peek said.

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The 6-2, 195-pound five-star guard explained to Peek that he likes Kentucky coach John Calipari knowing what goals players like. He also said the perception that UK is just a one-and-done school is not wrong and pointed out P.J. Washington, Tyler Ulis, Immanuel Quickley and Ashton Hagans as players who have stayed more than a year.

“They are all still in a great position right now,” Askew said.  “Kentucky is a place where they are also going to develop you and you leave when you are ready. Your goal is obviously to win games in college but also there is the personal side to put your name out there and get you to the next step that all the players want.

“When you are on that type team the goal is for all five (players) to get out and go chase your dream. We are all together and it feels like a brotherhood. That is what I love about it and coach cal is a great guy and knows what he is doing.”

Askew also noted how Memphis coach Penny Hardaway and his staff look out for players outside of basketball, too. Gonzaga has been to see him three times. Louisville also impressed him on a visit when he says over 1,000 people were at an open practice.

“It (Louisville) is a basketball school for sure. Great coach, great teammates, great organization,” Askew said about Louisville.

Askew, who was on the 2019 USA Basketball 3×3 under 18 national championship team, said he wasn’t worried about picking a school with great fan support because most schools have that.

“Just looking to try to take care of my body and what they (schools) do to take care of your body and what they do to help your body last,” Askew said. “Whatever they do to keep your body healthy, that’s where I want to go.”