BOZICH | New Albany Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford bound for Indiana
New Albany Mr. Basketball Romeo Langford announced that he will attend Indiana next season, becoming the first Mr. Basketball since Cody Zeller (2011) to commit to the Hoosiers.
NEW ALBANY, Ind. (WDRB) – The Indiana Hoosiers’ drought in signing the state’s Mr. Basketball ended Monday night.
During a celebration of his career at the New Albany gymnasium, all-American Romeo Langford announced his commitment to Archie Miller and IU, becoming the state’s first Mr. Basketball in seven years to commit to the Hoosiers. He chose IU over his two other finalists: Vanderbilt and Kansas.
Measured at 6 feet 6 inches tall, Langford used his three-point shooting ability to average more than 35 points per game this season. He is considered a prospect who will proceed to the NBA after one college season as well as the likely starter at shooting guard.
Langford is the third in-state player to commit to Miller, who became IU’s coach in March 2017. He will join Robert Phinisee, a guard from McCutcheon, and Damezi Anderson, a forward from South Bend Riley, as part of a five-player class that will be ranked one of the Top-10 recruiting classes in college basketball.
A four-year starter for coach Jim Shannon, Langford finished his career with 3,002 points, fourth all-time among Indiana high school players. Langford led New Albany to the 2016 Class 4A title. The Bulldogs were defeated by Warren Central in the semistate this season.
Named to the McDonald’s all-American team, Langford was considered a consensus five-star recruit as well as the No. 6 overall player in the 2018 recruiting class. He had scholarship offers from Louisville, Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, UCLA and many other programs in addition to his three finalists.
The last Indiana Mr. Basketball to sign with the Hoosiers was Cody Zeller of Washington High School in 2011.
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