Point guard Makai Ashton-Langford is one of the best in the country at getting into the lane and making plays. The class of 2017 prospect has had a tremendous spring, and three schools continue to make him a priority recruit.
“I think I played pretty well for the most part,” said Ashton-Langford of his spring. “I am definitely trying to continue to develop my jump shot and my handle. I am just trying to get better and help my teammates out.”
When it comes to his recruitment the same three schools continue to push extremely hard for his commitment.
“UConn, Louisville, and Providence are the main schools making me a priority,” said Ashton-Langford.
The most recent visit for Ashton-Langford was to Connecticut which made an impression on him.
“It was a fun visit,” explained Ashton-Langford. “I got to play with Jaylen (Adams) and Christian (Vital) and they are really good players. It was a really good time.”
One of the biggest recruiters for UConn is Adams, who like Ashton-Langford played for the Mass Rivals.
When asked about what Adams is telling him, Ashton-Langford said, “Sometimes we text each other and he lets me know how much he likes it. He says nothing but good things about them.”
Another school pushing to get a visit soon is Louisville. The Cardinals have made Ashton-Langford a priority since April, and he likes the ACC program.
“The assistant coach is really trying to get me to go there,” he said of the Cardinals. “He is always talking to me about how good Louisville is not only with their basketball program, but school wise as well.”
Providence just had a successful big point guard in Kris Dunn have a star career, and now the Friars are hoping that Ashton-Langford follows in his footsteps.
“I think I would fit in really well at Providence,” said Ashton-Langford. “They say if I were to go there I would play right away. Playing time wouldn’t be a worry for me.”
At this point Ashton-Langford says the plan is to make his official visit in August.