Video: Class of 2018 guard Romeo Langford summer highlights

  • 08/15/2017 8:47 pm in

Class of 2018 New Albany and Twenty Two Vision five-star guard Romeo Langford is one of the top prospects in the country.

The 6-foot-5 guard has a legitimate chance to challenge Damon Bailey’s all-time high school scoring record in Indiana and is a top recruiting target of several programs, including Indiana.

We’ve compiled more than 90 seconds of highlights of Langford from this summer, which are available below:

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  • Oldfan

    He looks pretty nice, but does he have 3 point range?

  • IU Cal 1809

    I would say yes…

  • mixtape of outside shots is meaningless. He’s a 31% shooter from 3 and 55% FT shooter. Those stats are underwhelming for a top 5 recruit, and not quite as good as JBJ

  • VOXAC30

    I have been watching and following Romeo and he is smooth and as in control as any kid I have seen. Maybe it’s me but he doesn’t look particularly fast until he makes his move and he does it is so deceptive very little wasted effort. He is just at a different level.

  • N71

    I’ve only seen highlight videos so I have no idea about his defense…what is your take?

  • Arch Puddington

    His mixtapes are easily the least impressive of any recruit this high I have ever seen. I don’t mean he isn’t great, or that he won’t be great at the next level. But guys ranked in the top 5 are normally so physically dominant that it just jumps right off the screen, and he isn’t. No killer crossovers, no vicious tomahawk dunks, no freakish blocks. This particular video is mostly of him shooting from 25-30 feet, which isn’t exactly inspiring.

    Having said all that, he clearly has a way of making things look easy that aren’t easy. There is a highlight package of his team playing against Zion Williamson’s, who IS physically dominant. You watch the video, and Williamson is just so powerful and seemingly unstoppable that it comes as a surprise to learn that Langford outscored him in that game, and h is team won the game. Based strictly on the peculiar world of mixtapes, Langford is a nice player. But those who have seen him play in person say that he is every bit as phenomenal as his ranking suggests, he is truly elite. I hope he comes here and proves it.

  • marcusgresham

    In a lot of ways he reminds me of Kyle Anderson, but I think Anderson IS kind of slower; Romeo, I feel, is just smooth enough that he appears effortless–and he looked like that as a 6th grader.

  • marcusgresham

    He’s had a couple of games in high school where he hit 10 of them.

  • marcusgresham

    There are two ways to look at that.
    The first is that you’re concerned about him not looking physically dominant.
    The flip side is that you get kids who are better athletes, but when they get up against others their size/speed everyone catches up to them. Not to bag on the kid, because he is good, but that’s kind of the knock on Paul Scruggs. He matured before everyone else his age and just dominated them, but when they started to catch up physically the talent gap seemed to close, too.
    As for Romeo, he doesn’t necessarily go for the tomahawks, etc., but I’ve seen tons of clips of him driving the baseline, going under the basket through traffic, planting, turning, and going up to dunk two-handed with what looks like minimal effort. I think with him there is just a combination of an economy of motion and a lack of showmanship.

  • VOXAC30

    The kid is tough and stays in front of his guy not a liability but like all pure scorers his defense is not at the same level of his offense but he is deceptively solid. I’m just a hack with an opinion but I have seen him play and it is fun to watch.

  • Justin Beard

    Good points.

  • N71

    When I first saw Romeo (via video) it reminded me of Jr. J, not because the way he played, more the way he moved, effortless as you say. Randy Moss, Eric Dickerson, Usain Bolt are a few other like that where they don’t seem to be trying too hard in a vacuum, but put them next to someone and its somewhat bazaar to see…they’re different.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    wow that kid’s good. natural scorer, immediate impact guy. one-and-done or not, he would be a huge get.

  • Sherronhasaheadache

    Romeo is a special player, effortless yes, kinda reminds me of Jay Edwards back in the day. even though Archie got in on him kinda late he would be huge for IU

  • Hoosier Hall

    Big difference between him and JBJ? Romeo is a proven winner. I’m not sure why but JBJ just didn’t win much in high school. He was extremely efficient scoring the ball but was severely lacking in several key areas. Normally when these top recruits stay at a local high school they win a ton of games and compete for state titles.

  • Outoftheloop

    I want Romeo in candy/stripes!! Come on Archie! It will be like Cody Zeller all over again!

  • Outoftheloop

    I saw the game that he played as a sophomore for the IN State Championship against Phinisee’s team. Romeo is/was the MAN, Phinisee was very good. Romeo’s team won handily. I want them both at IU!