By KEVIN HARRIS
NEW ALBANY – New Albany head coach Jim Shannon confirmed to both The Courier-Journal and Louisville television station WDRB on Wednesday that Bulldog junior Romeo Langford will be out at least two weeks because of a dislocated pinky finger. Langford suffered the injury this week in practice.
Langford is Class 4A No. 1 New Albany’s leading scorer, averaging 28.9 points per game. The All-State swingman scored a season-high 43 points in the Bulldogs’ 103-50 home victory over Madison on Jan. 13. The point total was three points shy of his own single-game school record.
Langford also poured in 40 points in an 85-63 loss to LaPorte La Lumiere on Dec. 15 in New Castle. Langford, who is ranked third in the latest 2018 ESPN 60 player rankings, has received scholarship offers from several NCAA Division I universities. Those schools include Indiana, Purdue, Louisville, Kentucky, Kansas, North Carolina and Duke.
The Bulldogs (15-2, 4-0 Hoosier Hills Conference) have two critical HHC games this week. They will host Jennings County (12-5, 2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, followed by a trip to Columbus East (6-9, 1-2) at 2 p.m. Saturday. New Albany currently has a 19-game winning streak in conference play.