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Makai Ashton-Langford commits to Providence

Ed Cooley picked up a massive pledge from Scout's No. 31 overall player -- Makai Ashton-Langford -- on Monday.

Ed Cooley, Providence picked up a verbal commitment from four-star point guard Makai Ashton-Langford on Monday, Mass Rivals coach Vinny Pastore told Scout.

"He had much interest from across the country but his relationship with Ed Cooley and the opportunity to impact a Big East program right away to much for Makai to pass on," Pastore said. 

Ashton-Langford originally signed with Connecticut, but backed out of his Letter of Intent on March 31st. 

During his initial recruitment, Ashton-Langford selected the Huskies over the Friars. Shortly after getting a release from his LOI, Ashton-Langford visited Providence's campus. 

Playing for Mass Rivals on the adidas Gauntlet circuit, Ashton-Langford averaged 15.5 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 3.3 assists per game.

Ashton-Langford is ranked No. 31 overall and as the No. 8 point guard in the 2017 class. 

The pledge gives Providence a three-man recruiting class that also consists of four-star big man Nate Watson and emerging post player Dajour Dickens. 

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