Four-star point guard Makai Ashton-Langford was the biggest reason why Mass Rivals came home with the championship at the adidas Gauntlet Finale. The tough and athletic Ashton-Langford did a bit of everything for Mass Rivals, and three schools continue to make him the highest level priority.
“It is going pretty well,” said Ashton-Langford of July. “Obviously we are doing pretty good as a team, so it has been a great start.”
About the interest from Louisville, Ashton-Langford said, “They talk about how I fit their offense really well. They say if I go there I’d share time with a senior guard, and then the team would be mine, so I like that.”
Providence has been recruiting Ashton-Langford as long as anybody, and he looks to a recent Providence graduate as a major reason to consider the Friars.
“I just like what they did with Kris Dunn,” said Ashton-Langford. “When I was talking to Coach Cooley, he said Kris Dunn wasn’t nearly as physically and how he got a lot bigger and stronger during his time there, and that is something that I like.”
The other school that has been recruiting Ashton-Langford for a while is Connecticut, and the Huskies have the dream school factor working for them.
“I’ve been a Connecticut fan my whole life, so they pretty much had an advantage on everybody until I really started thinking things over and evening things out,” said Ashton-Langford. “I am really cool with Coach Ollie, and I know their play style really fits me.”
For now Ashton-Langford says that he is just sorting through everything, and he hopes to make official visits in August. After those trips is when he plans to make a decision, and he knows it won’t be easy.
“It will be very hard to make a decision,” said Ashton-Langford. “I know I have great options, and making a decision won’t be easy.”