Per Jon Rothstein, the Boston College Eagles have acquired former Providence point-guard Makai Ashton-Langford. Ashton-Langford will sit out the 2019-2020 season before having two years of eligibility, according to The Heights.
Sources: Providence transfer Makai Ashton-Langford has committed to Boston College.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) July 2, 2019
Ashton-Langford, while a Top 100 recruit going into college, struggled in the college game. During one season in Providence, Ashton-Langford only put up 3.7 points per game and 2.3 assists per game. Ashton-Langford averaged 17.2 minutes per game.
Ashton-Langford will certainly be a project for the Boston College staff, but he came into college as a four-star recruit. For what it’s worth, as much (deserved) criticism Jim Christian has got during his tenure at BC, it’s undeniable that he and the BC coaching staff has a history of developing guards like Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman. That said, it shall be seen if Ashton-Langford can be built up.
The acquisition comes on the heels of USC graduate transfer Derryck Thornton Jr. committing to BC.