Devin Askew Cleared To Play In 2022-23 Season
BERKELEY – The California men's basketball program announced Thursday that point guard Devin Askew will be eligible to play in the upcoming 2022-23 season after his waiver was approved by the NCAA.
A 6-3, 198-pound junior from Sacramento, California, Askew signed with Cal in May after previous stops at Texas (2021-22) and Kentucky (2020-21). Having already used his one-time transfer to become immediately eligible at Texas last season, Askew required an NCAA waiver to play immediately for the Golden Bears in 2022-23.
"We're excited with the news that Devin will be able to play this season," Cal head coach Mark Fox said. "He had a great approach as he waited for the approval and he can now continue to focus on the season ahead. We're appreciative of the support from the University of Texas in this process, as well."
The consensus No. 1 point guard in the class of 2021 prior to reclassifying to be a part of the class of 2020, Askew totaled 118 assists and a 1.55 assist-to-turnover ratio across his first two collegiate seasons. As a freshman at Kentucky, Askew started 20 of 25 games played and ranked second on the team in assists (73, 2.9 APG) while averaging 6.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 28.9 minutes per game. He led the Wildcats in assists in 16 games and had a team-high 16 games with three or more assists.
In his lone season at Texas, Askew averaged 2.1 points and 1.3 assists in 14.9 minutes over 34 games played (three starts).
Askew is one of four Cal newcomers on the 2022-23 roster, joining veteran guard DeJuan Clayton (Bowie, Md.) and standout prep forwards ND Okafor (Dundalk, Ireland) and Grant Newell (Chicago, Ill.).
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