By KEVIN HARRIS
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – The USA Basketball committee announced Tuesday that New Albany standout Romeo Langford is among the 16 finalists for the USA U19 World Championship team, which is being coached by University of Kentucky head men’s basketball coach John Calipari.
Langford became a finalist by performing well during 5-on-5 scrimmages at the Team USA U19 training camp this week. The final 12-man roster is expected to be determined later this week. The USA U19 team will be competing in the World Championships in July in Cairo, Egypt.
Last season as a junior, Langford averaged 28.7 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. He led the Bulldogs to a 25-4 record, a fourth consecutive Hoosier Hills Conference championship and a fourth Class 4A Seymour Sectional title in a row.
Langford’s outstanding season earned him several honors on the local, state and national levels. He is the front-runner to be named Indiana Mr. Basketball next season when he is a senior at New Albany.