Makai Makes the Call
Brewster Academy and Mass Rivals point guard Makai Ashton-Langford committed to Providence on Monday night less than two weeks after receiving a release from the National Letter of Intent he signed with UConn in November.
Ashton-Langford, a concensus top 50 prospect in the country, is a huge pick-up for the Friars for a number of reasons.
The top ranked prospect to commit to Providence since their prized class of 2012 (which featured both Kris Dunn and Ricky Ledo), Ashton-Langford is going to be able to make an immediate splash next year but will also have the luxury of playing next to Kyron Cartwright for a season before taking over the starting point guard spot on a full time basis as a sophomore.
Ashton-Langford is a talented playmaker with the ball in his hands. He has great end-to-end speed with the ball, terrific finishing touch, and the size and strong body to play through contact on his way to the rim. He is also a gifted on-the-ball defender. Most importantly though, his resume of winning is second to none.
After leading Cushing Academy to the finals of the Class AA bracket last winter in 2016, he led the Rivals to a clean sweep of their summer schedule, taking championships at all four tournaments they participated in, including both the Adidas Gauntlet Finale and the Adidas Summer Championships. This winter, he joined Brewster Academy and led them to their first undefeated season in program history including both the NEPSAC AAA title (where he was named MVP) and National Prep Championship.
Below are highlights from his performance at the National Prep Championship care of Brass City Films.