ROMEO LANGFORD

Status: UK target
Shooting guard | 6-5 | 195
School: New Albany
Hometown: New Albany, Ind.
Twitter: @yeahyeah_22

Class of 2018 national rankings
Rivals Scout ESPN 247Sports

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      Coming into the summer, Langford’s recruitment was arguably the most hotly-contested in the 2018 class, with scholarship offers already in from Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Indiana, Louisville, Kansas and many others.
      Every major program in the country wants to get the smooth-scoring guard on their team, but Langford hasn’t shed much light on his recruitment in recent months.
      What is clear is that he’s one of the best prospects in the 2018 class. Langford averaged 28.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.1 blocks for New Albany High School as a junior last season. If he scores 1,056 points in his senior campaign, he would break high school legend Damon Bailey’s scoring record for the state of Indiana, set in 1990.
      “This kid is special,” John Calipari said from his USA Basketball U19 camp in June. Langford made that team, but he sat most of the FIBA World Cup with an injured back, and it doesn’t appear that his time with the UK coach particularly helped the Wildcats’ chances in his recruitment.
      Though Langford hasn’t publicly named any leaders, Kansas and Indiana are the two schools that had the most buzz during the early fall. He grew up across the river from U of L and called the Cards his “hometown” team, though he cut Louisville from his list after Rick Pitino was removed as the team’s head coach in September.

Important dates
Date Note
No official visits scheduled yet

24Sports Crystal Ball

See where UK stands in Langford’s recruitment, according to the predictions on his 247Sports Crystal Ball page.


Summer ball stats

Langford was nursing a back injury for much of the summer schedule, including his stint with John Calipari’s USA Basketball U19 squad. When healthy, he was one of the top scorers on the Adidas circuit, averaging 20.8 points per game in the first two travel sessions.


Timetable

Langford hasn’t put a deadline on his college decision. “Just whenever it feels right,” he told the Herald-Leader this summer. “I’m not going to rush it though.”


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