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Four-star point guard Ashton-Langford commits to Providence

Makai Ashton-Langford
Makai Ashton-Langford (Bob Blanchard, Basketball Hall of Fame)

About a week and a half ago, four-star senior Makai Ashton-Langford asked for a release from the letter of intent that he signed with Connecticut.

Once the sturdy point guard from Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Prep got his release from the Huskies it was assumed that his initial runner up Providence would be tough to beat.

That speculation turned out to be true. After a weekend visit to Providence, Ashton-Langford has committed to Ed Cooley an the Friars.

"It’s a place that he can be close to home," Ashton-Langford's summer coach Vin Pastore of the Mass Rivals told "There’s a chance for him to play, if not start, right away and it's a place that he's needed and where they have really wanted him to play there."

A big and physical point guard, Ashton-Langford excels in the open floor and on the defensive end.

He's at his best driving to the rim and scoring or creating for others and will take his game to a new level as he strengthens the consistency of his jump shot.

With Ashton-Langford in the fold the Friars now have a strong recruiting class that features three four-star prospects. He joins big men Nate Watson and Dajour Dickens.