Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
By ADAM ZAGORIA
Providence transfer Makai Ashton-Langford has committed to Boston College, a source told ZAGSBLOG.
“We have a long term relationship with Coach [Scott] Spinelli,” DeMarr Langford said. “I played for him at Winchendon in the 90’s. Coach [Jim] Christian was really authentic about his expectations and his goals for BC and how Makai could fit right in.
“Makai will bring leadership, toughness, ball-handling, decision-making and with a year off to perfect that shot and see the game from the sidelines, the sky’s the limit to help to put BC back on the map nationally in a great conference.”
The 6-foot-3 Worcester, Mass., native and former UConn commit will sit one year to play two. He averaged 3.7 points and 2.3 assists last season.
“He loves the coaches, it’s close to home, it’s in the ACC and it’s a great school,” Mass Rivals coach Vin Pastore said. “He’s a true point guard who makes his teammates better and an elite defender and finisher at the rim.”
Boston College also previously landed USC grad transfer Derryck Thornton, who is eligible immediately and averaged 7.7 points and 4.3 assists.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.