Recruiting analyst picking Louisville for Langford

 Posted by at 11:43 AM on May 7, 2017  Comments Off on Recruiting analyst picking Louisville for Langford
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247Sports analyst Andrew Slater logged a Crystal Ball prediction Sunday morning that projects five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford to Louisville.

Langford — a 6-foot-5 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — has scholarship offers from UK, Louisville, Duke, North Carolina, Indiana and several other top schools. Duke was the favorite on Langford’s Crystal Ball page coming into the weekend, but that could change with Slater’s pick.

Langford’s high school gym is less than 10 miles from the Yum Center, and he attended several Louisville games this past season. He also attended Big Blue Madness and hosted UK Coach John Calipari for an in-home visit last month.

247Sports ranks Langford as the No. 3 overall recruit in the 2018 class.

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Calipari visits Romeo Langford on Monday night

 Posted by at 11:20 PM on April 17, 2017  Comments Off on Calipari visits Romeo Langford on Monday night
Apr 172017
 

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UK Coach John Calipari was in southern Indiana on Monday night to see Romeo Langford, one of the best basketball recruits in the class of 2018.

Langford — a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from New Albany, Ind. — is considered the No. 3 overall prospect in his recruiting class, behind only Marvin Bagley and Zion Williamson, who are both also UK targets. He has scholarship offers from UK, Duke, Indiana, Louisville and several others, and he visited Lexington for Big Blue Madness last fall.

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Romeo Langford will attend UK-Louisville game

 Posted by at 2:14 PM on December 21, 2016  Comments Off on Romeo Langford will attend UK-Louisville game
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Langford

One of the top high school basketball players in the recruiting class of 2018 will be in the Yum Center for Wednesday night’s Kentucky-Louisville game.

Romeo Langford — a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from New Albany, Ind. — is planning to attend the game. He has scholarship offers from UK, U of L, Duke, Indiana, North Carolina and several other schools.

Langford, who visited UK for Big Blue Madness, is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 1 shooting guard and No. 3 overall player in the 2018 class.

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Calipari talks about 2018 star … without naming him

 Posted by at 7:33 PM on October 13, 2016  Comments Off on Calipari talks about 2018 star … without naming him
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Langford

NCAA rules prevent college coaches from publicly discussing unsigned recruits by name, but it was pretty clear that UK’s John Calipari was talking about five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford during one part of his media day press conference Thursday afternoon.

Calipari — while discussing his goal of his players aiming to be “the best version of themselves” — referenced a recent conversation he had on the recruiting trail.

“I was in Indiana about two weeks ago, and a mother says to me, ‘I cannot wait to be at practice,'” Calipari recalled. When he asked the mother why, she replied: “I want to see how you’re doing this.”

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Romeo Langford coming to Big Blue Madness

 Posted by at 11:14 AM on October 10, 2016  Comments Off on Romeo Langford coming to Big Blue Madness
Oct 102016
 
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Langford

Indiana high school basketball star Romeo Langford — one of the top recruits in the class of 2018 — will be in Lexington for Big Blue Madness on Friday night.

Langford — a 6-foot-4 shooting guard from New Albany, Ind. — is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 3 overall prospect in the 2018 class. Rivals.com’s T.J. Walker first reported his plans to visit this week.

One of the first recruits from the class of 2018 to earn a UK scholarship offer, Langford also has offers from Duke, Indiana, Louisville and several other top programs. UK Coach John Calipari was at his school earlier this month for a visit, and he’s likely to be one of the Wildcats’ top 2018 targets moving forward.

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Calipari visits top-five basketball recruit in Indiana

 Posted by at 5:47 PM on September 26, 2016  Comments Off on Calipari visits top-five basketball recruit in Indiana
Sep 262016
 

UK Coach John Calipari was in Indiana on Monday afternoon to see five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford, one of the top basketball recruits in the class of 2018.

Langford — a 6-foot-4 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 3 overall player in the 2018 class. Scout.com national analyst Evan Daniels was the first to report Calipari’s visit Monday.

UK extended a scholarship to Langford earlier this year, and he also has offers from Duke, Indiana, Louisville and several other major programs.

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Romeo Langford lands scholarship offer from UK

 Posted by at 11:38 AM on April 20, 2016  Comments Off on Romeo Langford lands scholarship offer from UK
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Romeo Langford | AP photo

Romeo Langford | AP photo

Five-star shooting guard Romeo Langford picked up a scholarship offer from the University of Kentucky on Wednesday morning.

Langford — a 6-foot-4 prospect from New Albany, Ind. — is ranked by Scout.com as the No. 4 overall prospect in the class of 2018. UK assistant coach John Robic watched him multiple times at an Adidas event in Texas over the weekend.

John Calipari and assistant coach Tony Barbee attended last month’s Indiana state finals, where Langford led his high school team to a state championship.

Langford also received scholarship offers from Duke and Kansas earlier this week. Indiana and UCLA were among the schools that offered before this week. He averaged 29.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game as a sophomore this past season.

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John Calipari checks out two class of 2017 recruits

 Posted by at 11:50 PM on April 15, 2016  Comments Off on John Calipari checks out two class of 2017 recruits
Apr 152016
 
Kris Wilkes

Kris Wilkes

UK Coach John Calipari spent the first night of the April recruiting period in New York, where he watched Indianapolis prospects Paul Scruggs and Kris Wilkes on the Under Armour circuit Friday.

Scruggs and Wilkes — teammates with the Indy Hoosiers — have both visited UK multiple times, though they are still waiting on scholarship offers from the Wildcats.

Wilkes — a 6-foot-8 forward — visited Lexington for Big Blue Madness in October. Scruggs — a 6-4 guard — most recently visited Rupp Arena for the UK-Missouri game in January.

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Calipari watches sophomore star in Indiana finals

 Posted by at 9:29 PM on March 26, 2016  Comments Off on Calipari watches sophomore star in Indiana finals
Mar 262016
 
John Calipari

John Calipari

After watching class of 2017 recruits Brian Bowen and Jeremiah Tilmon at La Lumiere (Ind.) High School on Saturday morning, UK Coach John Calipari ended up at the Indiana state finals in Indianapolis.

Calipari was there to see class of 2018 star Romeo Langford, who has drawn comparisons to Indiana high school legend Damon Bailey. U of L Coach Rick Pitino watched Langford score 46 points in last week’s state semifinals, and UK assistant coach Kenny Payne visited the 6-foot-3 guard at his high school earlier this season.

UK assistant Tony Barbee accompanied Calipari on Saturday night. The UK coach was also joined by former Wildcat Julius Mays, another former Indiana high school star.

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Pitino watches UK target score 46 points in Indiana

 Posted by at 6:21 PM on March 19, 2016  Comments Off on Pitino watches UK target score 46 points in Indiana
Mar 192016
 

No NCAA Tournament means Louisville’s coaching staff can spend more time on the recruiting trail.

A couple of days after U of L assistant Kenny Johnson showed up at the Sweet Sixteen in Rupp Arena to scout Kentucky high school players, Rick Pitino was in Indiana to see a couple of UK recruiting targets.

Pitino watched sophomore guard Romeo Langford score 46 points in New Albany’s victory over Southport in Saturday’s state 4A playoffs. Louisville, Indiana and UCLA are among the schools that have already extended scholarships offers to Langford, who is considered one of the top guards in the class of 2018. The Indianapolis Star profiled him earlier this week, mentioning comparisons to Indiana high school legend Damon Bailey.

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