By KEVIN HARRIS
ATLANTA – New Albany junior Romeo Langford was named to the Naismith High School Boys’ All-American Team on Wednesday by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
The 6-foot-5 swingman was a third-team selection. Langford was one of four underclassmen on the team, which included high school players across the United States.
Langford is averaging 29 points and 8.9 rebounds per game this season for the defending Class 4A state champion Bulldogs. He is shooting 52 percent from the field and 64 percent from 3-point range.
Langford became New Albany’s all-time leading scorer this season. The five-star recruit surpassed the 2,000-point mark in his high school career last Saturday in the Bulldogs’ 54-38 victory over archrival Floyd Central in the Class 4A Seymour Sectional championship game.
Langford has received scholarship offers from several NCAA Division I programs. Those schools include Indiana, Purdue, Louisville, Kentucky, North Carolina, Duke and Kansas.
Langford will lead Class 4A New Albany (24-3) into the Class 4A Seymour Regional on Saturday. The Bulldogs will face Center Grove (17-7) in the first semifinal at 10 a.m.