By KEVIN HARRIS
NEW ALBANY – Both The Courier-Journal in Louisville and scout.com reported Monday that New Albany senior standout Romeo Langford has narrowed his list of prospective universities to seven schools.
Tim Langford, Langford’s father, told both media outlets that the list includes Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisville, North Carolina, UCLA and Vanderbilt.
Langford is the front-runner for this year’s Indiana Mr. Basketball award. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard averaged 28.7 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.1 blocked shots per game last season as the Bulldogs posted a 25-4 record. Langford helped New Albany capture its fourth consecutive outright Hoosier Hills Conference championship and fourth Class 4A Seymour Sectional title in a row.
Langford received several honors for his 2016-17 season, including spots on The Associated Press All-State first team, the All-USA Indiana Boys’ Basketball Team and the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Underclass Supreme 15 All-State squad. He also earned several All-America honors.
This summer, Langford played on USA Basketball’s U19 World Championship team that competed in the FIBA U19 World Cup in Cairo, Egypt.In his sophomore season, Langford led the Bulldogs to their second state championship in a 62-59 victory over McCutcheon in the 2016 Class 4A state title game. Mavericks’ senior guard Robert Phinisee, who played in the 2016 state final as a sophomore, recently gave a verbal commitment to play at Indiana.