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Perhaps the slickest, flashiest and best guard ever to play basketball at North Dakota State, Askew was the all-time leader in points, assists and steals when his career concluded in 1983, and his name was entered in 11 different departments.
He finished with four North Central Conference records in assists and steals including career marks in both.

All-North Central Conference three times--as a freshman in 1980, as a junior in 1982, and as a senior in 1983. He was his team's MVP as a senior and was selected to the NCAA all-regional team that season. He led NDSU to the North Central Conference title in 1981 and NCAA regional appearances in both 1981 and 1983. The Bison finished third in the 1981 regional and second in the 1983 regional.

Askew averaged 14.6 points per game over his career including 13.9, 10.5, 15.5 and 18.3 averages over each of his four years as a starter. He played in 116 career games and his 1,695 points is one of the highest point totals in school history.

He still holds school records in career field goals made (710), career field goals attempted (1,502), and career assists (684). The Bison recorded 16-13, 20-9, 18-11 and 21-9 marks over his career with NCC finishes of second, first, third and third over that span.

A native of Milwaukee, he continues to live and work in Fargo. He is engaged to be married and has one daughter and one grandson.