2017 Recruiting: PG Makai Ashton-Langford (UConn Offer)

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  1. husky99

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  2. walker11

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    I have never heard of him but I like the fact that his uncle says that he wants to go to UConn in the comments.
     
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    He and jalen are going to be a sick backcourt tandem for their hs squad
     
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    About a month ago I asked 3uconn about this kid because I have been so impressed watching him this summer. Almost every time I've seen him play he has been one of, if not the best player on the floor. He may be on the small side but a simple comparison would be a young Ryan Boatright. Like Boat he is tough as nails and the kid can hop! He is a lock down defender and will back down from no one. He first caught my eye when he took on the assignment of guarding Jermaine Samuels; giving up 6 inches to the 5 star recruit Ashton-Langford more than held his own.
     
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    They also play for the same AAU squad. Although Adams plays with the main varsity team while Ashton-Langford plays a level down. Still I think it is a safe assumption that there is a good relationship between the two.
     
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    Wait...that's a 6'0" point guard throwing it down in that picture? Good lord.
     
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    Boatshowwwwwwww
     
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    Version 2.0;)
     
  9. ZenConn

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    Here's Adams passing to Ashton-Langford.

    https://vine.co/v/M1xKXhUbmru
     
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    seen him play last year for SPM in the Worcester city tournament, he did well.
     
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    You're right, I poorly explained earlier, Ashton-Langford does spend time with the main squad but is featured with the younger squad.

    If you are unfamiliar with the workings of AAU think of it as high school with Varsity and JV. You can play up as many levels and you are able, and are allowed to suit up for multiple age groups at a given tournament. Do to injury and players travelling for various reasons Ashton-Langford and Wenyen Gabriel, and even Saul Phiri and Anthony Mack saw a fair amount of time on both squads. Also, there are events like "The Preview" in April every year; where teams only bring one team. I actually think this video is from that very event this past year. Their team went 2-0; Curtis Cobb played exceptional.

    Between this kid and Tremont Waters and the stacked Team SCAN u16 squad I think I have watched as much if not more u16 than u17 at tournaments this summer
     
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    15 year olds tend to be that way.;)
     
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    Think this will be our PG for the 2017 class. Has called UConn his dream school.
     
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    I agree. This kid would be great for uconn
     
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    Agreed, I like the kid.
     
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    I'm no expert but I prefer Waters - that being said, it doesn't seem to me that Waters wants to come. If Ashton-Langford does, that's a nice get. Also doesn't hurt with Gabriel if they talk up playing together (assuming Gabriel isn't a one and done).
     
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    I think water is the better pick but I think he will end up somewhere else
     
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    If one kid says his dream school is UConn and the other doesn't want to come here then I know who is a "better" player in my opinion.
     
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    Both definitely appear good enough to wear the uniform - I'll take whomever makes it official first.
     
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    Scouts were raving about makai's defense on some of the top guards one of those bring waters. From the reports his offense is not quite as dynamic but he is a scrappy player who would fit the mold of an uconn guard. Mass rivals seems like they have been pumping out players left and right
     
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    yeah he has a very good physical profile, but isn't a 'skilled lead guard' at this point in his development. High upside, love him as a prospect no doubt.
     
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    We have been blessed with "skilled lead guards" for the past 7-8 years, but I would be absolutely fine with a solid PG à la A.J. Price in '17.
     
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    A.j price was a "skilled lead guard".
     
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    Maybe pre-injury, but you can't argue that he was in the mode of Kemba/Bazz for the bulk of his career.
     
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    Uh, AJ could handle, shoot, and pass, not really sure how anyone could argue that he wasn't a skilled lead guard. Ashton-Langford definitely isn't like AJP, his jumper is the biggest weakness in his game right now. Great at getting into the paint tho and he was reportedly locking up top PGs(Waters, Ball, Smith) that whole week in Vegas.
     
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    ^ didn't josh jackson grab mvp? how is he not a top performer... interested on what the word is on diarras performance. edit :

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    Ricky 2.0? I'll take that.
     
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    Like what tcf said I believe it's been rumored UConn's his dream school. Also, I also believe he would like to stay relatively close to home.

    Have said this to others but I would like for him to be prioritized as much, if not more then, as Tremont Waters. Both are phenomenal talents but Langford's ceiling seems higher and I think the staff can lock him up earlier.
     
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