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Boston College Men’s Basketball: Eagles Acquire Former Providence PG Makai Ashton-Langford

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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.

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.