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Makai Ashton-Langford Granted Release From UConn, Reopens Recruitment

The Huskies lost a commitment from a star point guard.

Just three days after freshman forward Vance Jackson announced his plans to transfer, UConn granted the release of a top point guard. Makai Ashton-Langford had been committed to the Huskies, but was granted his release from the program. The star guard will reopen his recruitment.

Ashton-Langford committed to the Huskies in early November of 2016, but after the departure of Jackson and associate head coach Glenn Miller, the star recruit had a change of heart.

The 4-star recruit released the following statement on Twitter.

"I would like the thank the University of Connecticut for the opportunity but due to [a] recent turn of events I have been granted my release and will reopen my recruitment without limitations and will discuss my decision over with my family."

Here's the full post from Ashton-Langford.

According to 247Sports' Composite Rankings, Ashton-Langford is the No. 8 point guard in the 2017 recruiting class and the No. 32 recruit in the country.

The Massachusetts native spoke with ESPN about his decision.

"At first, it was mainly because of Coach Miller leaving that made me think about it," Ashton-Langford told ESPN, "but as I started to do that, I realized I kind of made my first decision spontaneously right after my visit."

Expect Ashton-Langford to take this time with this process, and make the right decision.