Indiana basketball fans have been following head coach, Archie Miller’s first year with the team, but now that the season has come to an end, the spotlight has shifted to the new recruits. Among those recruits is Romeo Langford, a five-star shooting guard out of New Albany, Ind. Langford is a top-prospect in the 2018 recruiting class and was recently named a McDonald’s All-American.
Langford has narrowed down his options to the University of Kansas, Vanderbilt University, and Indiana University. The Indiana basketball program would certainly love to nab him, even though he is likely to be a one-and-done. Senior shooting guard, Robert Johnson, will be departing from the Hoosiers, thus creating a rather large hole in the team’s starting rotation. Langford would be able to come in as a freshman and see a sizable number of minutes, which is exactly what the young talent is seeking.
The 6-foot-6 Indiana native had the best season of his high school career last year, which as previously stated resulted in being nominated an All-American. Langford exploded on the stat sheet totaling 923 points, 257 rebounds, 78 steals, and 97 assists across 26 games. He was well above the national average in all these categories, landing him as the No. 1 overall player in the state of Indiana. Langford finishes fourth on the all-time leading scoring list for the IHSAA with a total of 3,002 career points. Last season, Indiana struggled to put points on the board, but Langford did not as he was able to score 63 points in a single game. Langford’s ability to score will have the Hoosiers highly anticipating the results of his decision.
Indiana basketball has had a great deal of success in landing top recruits, as they were able to snag No. 3 Damezi Anderson and No. 4 Robert Phinisee for the next season. Anderson is a highly skilled shooting forward, whereas Phinisee is a shifty point guard, thus Langford would serve as a great addition to this team’s already impressive recruiting class. If the Hoosiers are able to persuade Langford to come to Bloomington, then the team would have no problem competing in the upcoming season.
Miller has been patiently awaiting the decision of Langford ever since he attended Hoosier Hysteria in late October. Following his visit, he decided to include Indiana in his top three schools. After a grueling five months, Langford will finally make his decision on the public platform on April 30. Join Hoosier Nation and tune in to see which school Langford will be attending for the Fall semester.