Starting Kentucky guard enters NCAA transfer portal
Drew Askew signed with Kentucky out of Mater Dei High School in California after being rated as the No. 1 point guard prospect in the nation.
Following a disappointing season for all involved, Askew has made the decision to leave John Calipari’s program.
“I am thankful for the opportunity I had to play basketball at the University of Kentucky,” Askew said according to Travis Branham of 247Sports. “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,” he continued. “It will be part of my growth in this game to explore a new opportunity and enter the transfer portal.”
The freshman guard averaged 6.5 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game during his debut season for Kentucky. He started 20 of the 25 games he appeared in last season for Kentucky.
If you were unaware, Askew reclassified in order to enroll early at Kentucky. He was scheduled to be in high school last season until he made the decision to reclassify in order to play for the Wildcats.