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Syracuse basketball could make push for Top 100 guard Makai Ashton-Langford

He received his release from UConn earlier on Friday.

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Class of 2017 point guard Makai Ashton-Langford has been granted his release from the Connecticut Huskies and will reopen his recruitment, according to reports.

He confirmed the news via Twitter earlier on Friday.

Syracuse could get involved with Ashton-Langford, as the staff continues to try to add another guard to the 2017 recruiting class.

As of right now, only Frank Howard and Howard Washington are going to be scholarship point guards on next year’s roster.

Ashton-Langford is a four-star guard across the board on most recruiting websites, and is rated as a Top 10 point guard as well.

He’s a true pass-first point guard that gets his teammates involved, but still needs to improve on his outside shot. He stands at 6-foot-2 and can create for himself offensively, mostly by getting into the lane and either dishing or going right to the basket.

Duke, Kansas, Georgetown and NC State are other teams that are expected to reach out to Ashton-Langford, according to ESPN.