By KEVIN HARRIS
INDIANAPOLIS – For the second consecutive season, New Albany standout Romeo Langford has received the most votes for The Associated Press All-State boys’ teams. The All-State squads were announced late last week.
Langford made the All-State first team for the second year in a row. The 6-foot-5 junior swingman averaged 28.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.1 blocked shots per game in leading the Bulldogs to a 25-4 record. He also led New Albany to a fourth consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference championship and a fourth straight Class 4A Seymour Sectional title.
During the 2016-17 season, Langford became New Albany’s all-time leading scorer and was named a Naismith All-American.
Bulldog senior guard Isaac Hibbard earned a spot on the All-State high honorable-mention list. Floyd Central’s Cobie Barnes and Luke Gohmann both made the honorable-mention list.
Three area girls’ players were named to the AP All-State high honorable-mention list in New Albany’s Chyna Anthony, North Harrison’s Cali Nolot and Eastern’s Rachel Stewart.
Making the All-State honorable-mention list were Providence’s Claire Rauck and Hannah Wolford, Charlestown’s Samantha Matthews, Christian Academy’s Alli Stumler, Eastern’s Taylor Drury, Austin’s Kami Owens and North Harrison’s Lilly Hatton.