Boston College basketball lands Top 100 recruit, Demarr Langford

"This was a tough decision, but I know I made the best decision for me to pursue my dream."

Jim Christian and Boston College landed a Top 100 recruit Saturday in Demarr Langford.
Jim Christian and Boston College landed a Top 100 recruit Saturday in Demarr Langford. –Michael Dwyer/AP Photo

After missing out on a highly coveted recruit earlier in September, Boston College basketball responded by locking one down Saturday afternoon.

Though ESPN’s No. 13 Class of 2020 prospect, Terrence Clarke, chose the University of Kentucky, his Brewster Academy (New Hampshire) teammate, Demarr Langford decided to stick relatively close to home and play for the Eagles. Langford, a 6’4, 185-pound shooting guard/small forward from Worcester, is ESPN’s No. 83 Class of 2020 prospect and a four-star recruit.

College Basketball Insider Jon Rothstein broke the news Saturday morning, calling it a huge get for coach Jim Christian. Langford announced his decision on Twitter 16 minutes later, sharing a video with a brief statement.

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“This was a tough decision, but I know I made the best decision for me to pursue my dream,” Langford said.

He then put on the BC hat and revealed an Eagles T-shirt, and his family applauded.

Langford announced a top three of BC, NC State, and Texas A&M on Tuesday, Sept. 10, and he made his decision 11 days later.

In a story on Zagsblog, Ryan McMullen shared a quote from Langford that referenced how BC’s coaching staff has guided Jerome Robinson and Ky Bowman to the NBA.

Langford added that BC assistant Scott Spinelli coached his father 20 years ago and has also molded Milwaukee Bucks star Khris Middleton. He said he’s looking forward to playing alongside his brother, Makai Ashton-Langford, but his main focus is on getting a great education while continuing to improve his game.

“Demarr is a winner in every way,” Vin Pastore of Mass Rivals told Zagsblog. “He is elite on both sides of the ball and can cover all five positions on the basketball court. He is a terror off the bounce on offense and has a knack of getting his hands on a slew of offensive and defensive rebounds.”

According to Zagsblog, Langford, who most recently played at Putnam Science Academy in Connecticut, is the second member of BC’s 2020 recruiting class, joining 7-footer Justin Vander Baan.