- Full Name Devin Askew
- Occupation Basketball Player
- Nationality American
- Birthplace California, USA
- Birth Date Jul 26, 2002
- Age 19 Years, 6 Months
Devin Askew | BiographyAskew has gold medal at the 2019 USA Basketball Men's 3x3 U18 World Cup and the 2019 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup
Devin Askew, in his freshman year, had played 25 games in the 2020-2021 season. He was ranked on the Kentucky Wildcats team's second position and averaged 6.5 points, 2.9 assists, and two turnovers per game. In total, he had double figures in seven of his games. After his freshman year, he decided to transfer teams to explore options and find better opportunities for his sports career. Soon, he announced that he would join the University of Texas in the fall or October 2021.
Devin Askew is a Junior NBA gold medalist who played for the Kentucky Wildcats in the 2020-2021 season.
Who is Devin Askew?
Devin Askew's basketball career began from his high school when he played in the Mater Dei High School basketball team.
Among his 33 games since his high school days, Askew prominently won the 'Trinity Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the League' during the 2020 Trinity League Championship. He was also named as the Orange County 2019-2020 'Basketball Player of the Year.' He was listed on the 26th position of ESPN's 2020 Class and was ranked on the no. 1 position of the 2021 class point guard.
Askew opted for reclassification from the 2021 Class to 2020 Class, so he graduated high school in 2020. He then joined the University of Kentucky and played the 2020-2021 season for the Kentucky Wildcats. He was in the second position of the team and achieved the highest to go of the season. However, during his college sophomore year, Askew decided to transfer universities and is set to join The University Of Texas in the fall of 2021.
Additionally, Askew has been playing in the US National Basketball Junior Games since 2019. He has won a gold medal from the 2019 USA Basketball Men's 3x3 U18 World Cup held at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, and the 2019 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup.
Early Life and Education
Askew was born on 26 July 2002 in Sacramento, California, to Katie and Brian. Askew has three brothers.
He went to Mater Dei High School and graduated early in 2020 to join college. He enrolled at the University of Kentucky and chose Finance as his major. However, in 2021 he changed his university for better prospects and transferred to The University of Austin, Texas.
High School Games
Askew began playing in scholastic leagues from the Mater Dei high school basketball team. During the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL) in the summer of 2019, he led his team to the Peach Jam finals, where he averaged 11.6 points per game, 5.1 assists per game, and 4.8 rebounds per game while shooting 41.4 percent from three-point range.
In his sophomore year, he led his team to the California Interscholastic Federation's Open Division for Southern California regional title 2018-19. There, they played among eight teams and were seeded in the seventh position. But, they won the 'MaxPreps Boys Basketball Third-team Sophomore All-America Honors.'
They also won three Open Division pool-play games on the road against higher-seeded teams before losing to Sierra Canyon of Chatsworth in the championship game.
Askew also led his team into the 2020 Trinity League championship and succeeded in winning the championship, and bagged the 'Trinity Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the League.'
In addition to that, Askew was named as the 2019-2020 'Basketball Player of the Year' of Orange County. He was also listed on the 26th position of ESPN's 2020 Class. By the end of his junior year, he had played in all 33 basketball games the Mater Dei team had participated in.
Subsequently, he was ranked on the no. 1 position of the 2021 class point guard. The ranking allowed him to get a college team after his high school graduation set for 2021. However, he wanted to skip his senior year to embark early college career. Hence he took extra classes in 2019, graduated early, and got listed on the 2020 ranking list.
As expected, Askew received several offers from prominent universities like the University of Memphis, the University of Louisville, and the University of Arizona. He chose to enroll at the University of Kentucky to play in the Kentucky Wildcats.
Eventually, Askew joined the University of Kentucky during early 2020 or June intake. In an interview, he expressed that he found semblance with the Kentucky team regarding their game structure and attitude.
He said, "It's a style of play I definitely like. It's fast, they play hard, they play unselfish with five-star players all around them, great players all around them. They play unselfish, and that's what I like. If you get a group of guys that are all really good at what they do and you get them to play together, it's cool."
In his freshman year, he played 25 games in the 2020-2021 season. He was ranked on the team's second position and had averaged 6.5 points, 2.9 assists, and two turnovers per game. He also achieved the highest to go of the season, which was 14 points, and also had four assists and two steals at the same game. In total, he had double figures in seven of his games.
However, after his freshman year, Askew decided to transfer teams to explore options and find better opportunities for his sports career. He made a formal statement thanking the Kentucky Wildcats and clarified that he decided for his growth.
He said, "I am thankful for the opportunity I had to play basketball at the University of Kentucky. I am also thankful for the coaching staff as they provided an experience that contributed to my development in this game I love. My teammates will be my friends forever and I appreciate how they pushed me day in and day out to get better. With that being said, it will be part of my growth in this game to explore a new opportunity and enter the transfer portal."
A week after his statement, he announced that he would join the University of Texas in the fall or October 2021.
Askew began playing for the National Basketball Junior team in 2019. He aided his team to win the championship gold medal in the 2019 USA 3x3 U18 National Championship.
He won his first gold medal at the 2019 USA Basketball Men's 3x3 U18 World Cup held at Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. He then played at the 2019 USA Basketball Men's Junior National Team's April minicamp, July minicamp, and October minicamp. In addition to that, he also competed at the 2019 USA Basketball Men's 3x3 U18 National Championship and subsequently won another gold medal at the 2019 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Cup.
In 2021, Askew played at the 2021 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Cup Team Training Camp.