By KEVIN HARRIS
JEFFERSONVILLE – Romeo Langford has received another accolade for his phenomenal 2016-17 season.
On Wednesday, the New Albany junior was named to USA Today’s 2016-17 All-USA Indiana Boys’ Basketball Team.
Langford was a first-team selection along with Indianapolis North Central senior and 2017 Indiana Mr. Basketball Kris Wilkes, LaPorte La Lumiere senior Brian Bowen, Indianapolis Ben Davis junior Aaron Henry and Fort Wayne Snider senior Malik Williams.
The second team consisted of two Fort Wayne North players in sophomore Keion Brooks and senior Jaylen Butz, the Castle duo of senior Jack Nunge and sophomore Alex Hemenway and Cloverdale senior Cooper Neese. Ben Davis head coach Mark James earned Indiana Coach of the Year honors.
This past season, Langford scored 28.7 points per game and grabbed 8.9 rebounds a contest to lead New Albany to a 25-4 record, a fourth consecutive outright Hoosier Hills Conference championship and a fourth straight Class 4A Seymour Sectional title. The 6-foot-5 swingman also averaged 3.4 assists and 2.1 blocked shots per clip. Langford became the Bulldogs’ all-time leading scorer in 2016-17.
Langford was selected to the All-HHC first team, The Associated Press All-State first team and the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass Supreme 15 All-State squad. He made the Indiana Junior All-Star team.
In addition, Langford received a few national honors. He was a second-team selection to the MaxPreps Junior All-American team and a fourth-team pick to the MaxPreps All-American squad. He was named a Naismith All-American.
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