Jeff Borzello, ESPN Staff Writer 222d

Providence lands No. 36 recruit Makai Ashton-Langford

Providence Friars

ESPN 100 point guard Makai Ashton-Langford has committed to the Providence Friars, his AAU coach told ESPN.

Ashton-Langford signed with Connecticut in the fall, but reopened his recruitment in late March.

Providence was one of Ashton-Langford's finalists the first time around, and Ed Cooley's program was able to get Ashton-Langford on campus for a visit this past weekend.

"His relationship with Ed Cooley and the opportunity to impact a Big East program right [was] too much for Makai to pass on," Mass Rivals coach Vin Pastore said.

Ashton-Langford, a 6-foot-2 point guard who played this past season at Brewster Academy (New Hampshire), is ranked No. 36 in the ESPN 100 for the class of 2017. He joins a Friars recruiting class that also includes four-star center Nate Watson and three-star center Dajour Dickens.

Ashton-Langford helped lead Mass Rivals to an undefeated July last summer, averaging 13.0 points and 3.8 assists on the Adidas Uprising circuit.

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