Ed Cooley and his Providence Friars staff added a huge piece for the future in one of the nation’s top point guards, 6-2 Makai Ashton-Langford, our No.38 rated senior, from Waynesboro, NH Brewster Academy over the weekend.
The Friars were in the final three that first time around with Ashton-Langford, and Cooley had developed a solid relationship with the talented lead guard. So, it was an easy decision to make the move to Providence once he decided to re-open his recruiting.
He has the tools to score from three or off the dribble drive going left or right. He finishes in traffic and has a knack for finding the open man off the dribble. He is also a solid defender who can take away the pass and driving lanes with his length and quick feet. He should step in and start as freshman for Ed Cooley’s club next fall.
He joins a Friars recruiting class that includes 6-10 center Nate Watson and 6-11 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.