Video: Romeo Langford highlights vs. Jeffersonville

  • 01/08/2018 10:00 am in

Class of 2018 five-star guard and Indiana recruiting target Romeo Langford returned from a finger injury on Friday night as Class 4A No. 3 New Albany crushed Class 4A No. 10 and rival Jeffersonville, 85-61.

Langford scored 33 points and grabbed 14 points in the win. Inside the Hall was there and we’ve compiled highlights from Langford’s performance, which are available below:

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  • Koko

    Smooth as silk.

  • VOXAC30

    That move on 1.21 amazing.

  • Jethro Jones

    I will care once he’s a commit

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    True. But it is still nice of Alex and the crew to keep us updated on all of these talented young men.

  • Ivan Renko

    the kid can split defenders like a hot knife through butter.

  • Ivan Renko

    regardless of whether he commits or not… still fun to watch a native hoosier on the fast track to the NBA!

  • Considering he has Indiana in his top 3 and is arguably one of the best prospects to ever come out of the state, I think the coverage is more than warranted.

  • Colt

    To those more in the know: What are the chances Langford does commit to IU?

  • TomEke

    I’m confused why someone who doesn’t care comments on this post and probably watches the video also.

  • HoosierInChapelHill

    Jaw-dropping talent. He makes it look so easy.

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    don’t get it twisted Alex, I really enjoy and appreciate the coverage. I just get more excited keeping up with guys who are already signed. If Romeo decides to be a Hoosier his stats and highlights will mean more to me. That’s just the truth.

  • VOXAC30

    You know I am in the category of not wanting to care and to be honest I read about Romeo a couple of times a week and even went to see him play. He is so good….and so fun to watch I really want him to go to IU and to me seeing Eric Montross. Sean May, Michael Connely, Scruggs, Trevon Blueitt, and many many more all slip away is disheartening. So you don’t want to care but you do!

  • ForIndiana

    Hopefully for IU fans, he sees how Kris Wilkes has just vanished from the casual observers view this year by leaving for UCLA and considers how his legacy would be cemented by donning the candy stripes.

  • JethroTroll

    It would be nice if Arch could close the deal on this kid. IU needs to start keeping this type of talent at home.

  • Bill Shomaker

    I really don’t think he will sign with Indiana. He looks like a true one and done player and he doesn’t have a chance to win a national title when he sees 20+ blowout losses to Fort Wayne and ISU in 2017.

    I think the main reason he is delaying his announcement is because he has to play in Indiana gyms throughout the season and he doesn’t want that kind of venom directed at him and his family. He knows he is going elsewhere and just wants to enjoy his senior season.

    I don’t put this on Archie and actually think if Romeo was a junior this year, IU would have a great shot to land him. There just isn’t enough evidence for long term hope and for national championship runs at this point in the program.

    Sure hope I am wrong on this one.

  • just a fan

    The kid in simply outstanding as to what he can do on a basketball court, I’ll be the first to say I enjoy watching his highlights…I’d also like to see a tape of his “trying to do too much”. That said, I still with we were recruiting a 7′ kid from Europe with an attitude–and a four year commitment. Romeo, placed on a team of mostly freshmen and Sophs, will give IU 4–5 more wins next year than they might otherwise get. THEN he’s gone, and the school will start all over to fill the shooting guard slot. For four additional wins (plus some publicity, sure), I’d rather see the team build for the future.

  • Arch Puddington

    I know just what you mean. As Alex points out, the coverage is warranted — more than warranted, actually; it’s the kind of thing ITH exists for, and that its readers demand — but we have seen how frustrating it is when we are close on an important recruit only to lose out at the end. Wilkes last year, Garland this year, on and on the list goes, including several who made really strong statements of interest after Hoosier Hysteria or some other event. Just no reason to get emotionally invested in 17-18 year-olds who either a) don’t know for themselves what they intend to do, or b) actually enjoy leading the fans of multiple programs down the primrose path. I think, for example, of Bruce Brown, who seemed really interested in IU, but who seemed to have clearly chosen Miami before he set up his big reveal with IU as the loser. Not saying he or Garland or any of the others did anything wrong, just that they are playing a game for their own sake, not ours. So I watch the videos and hope, but I will “care” in the sense to which I think you are referring after they sign with us.

  • iugradmark

    For a Hoosier living in CA, please keep up the coverage. Romeo is a historic player chasing Damon’s records and a one in a generation type kid. He seems to be a great kid and I love the stories about him sticking around to give autographs to kids. If we were so lucky to get him, it will mean so much to our program and the new era under Archie. If he goes elsewhere, I will keep an eye on him and hope him the best. I guess I will end with saying, I love the updates and am jealous that you have had the opportunity to watch this special talent.

  • JethroTroll

    Well, we really don’t know what’s going on inside an 18 year old kid’s head, what’s important to him, how long he intends on staying at a program, etc. I’m not invalidating your opinion, it’s just that we don’t have the slightest idea which we he’s leaning, and he may not even know at this point.

    However, the long term hope of the program is strong. Archie’s going to win at IU, and win big. As he gets it rolling, I strongly believe he’ll land the guys like Romeo.

  • Ivan Renko

    i like your perspective. I’m glad that as of now, it seems each player in next year’s recruiting class is a 3 or 4 year player. they’ll give Archie a VERY strong foundation to run the program the way he wants it to run.

    regarding Romeo though, I think his commitment is more important that just getting us a few more wins next year and holding a scholly temporarily. his commitment will show other 5-star players both in the state of Indiana and elsewhere that top talent can and should go to IU to showcase their abilities in order to make the leap to the NBA. I’m not advocating for a one-and-done churn system like UK and Duke… but the program will need that surge of talent a one-and-done brings every few seasons in order to make that deep run in the tourney to a final four or championship!

    if Romeo told you that he wanted to play for IU, would you tell him “no” ?

  • Bearclaw

    can anyone say LeBron leaving Cleveland back when? Kids learn to play us from there heros

  • inCMitrust

    Read a story on Trae Young and his success at Oklahoma and how it might affect top recruits going forward. The short version is that he turned down 4 blue bloods because he wanted to be the focus of a team to showcase his talents. He ended staying at his home town school and now he is probably going to be player of the year and a top 5 pick. If he went to one of the blue bloods, no way that would have happened. Story went on to mention Zion Willamson who noted Youngs success and is now leaning toward his home school Clemson.

  • just a fan

    I agree, these five stars are only in college to showcase their moves, so loyalty to I.U.( or any other school) might be a byproduct of their one year there, but it has almost nothing to do with why they go to that particular school to begin with.:exposure, exposure, exposure. Langford may be a great kid, I can only read what others say about him, so please don’t read that as a knock on him. If a “big” can be found, preferably overseas so he’s not falling into the one-and-done mentality so many American kids have, in TWO years he can be a force. Romeo will just be history. If the kid was coming in in 2020, an experienced nucleus was already there, I’d welcome him

  • RonMlarkey

    10%

  • RonMlarkey

    LeBron leaving Cleveland back when.

  • Koko

    Are you saying that Vandy has a chance of winning a national title next year or are you saying he is off to Kansas?

  • Koko

    And how are you in the know?

  • TomEke

    A couple thoughts on players who will be on rosters (along with stats and year in school), specifically shooting guards, next year (rankings from 247):
    >>>Kansas
    -SR: 4 Star Lagerald Vick 15.7 ppg
    -JR: 5 Star Malik Newman 9.9 ppg
    -SO: Unranked Chris Teahan 2.0 ppg
    -FR: 5 Star Quentin Grimes #12 Player in Country

    >>>Vanderbilt
    -SR: 3 Star Matthew Fischer Davis 12.3 ppg
    -SR: 4 Star Riley LaChance 10.9 ppg

    >>>Indiana
    -SR: Unranked Zach McRoberts 2.5 ppg (not sure I agree with him being listed as a sg)
    -JR: 3 Star Vijay Blackmon 0 ppg

    With all due respect to Zach and Vijay, when I look at Vanderbilt and Kansas SG situations, both teams will enter the season with more talent, experience, and (most importantly) production returning from this year or coming in next year. There are only so many possessions to go around, and, to me, IU presents Romeo with the best and most guaranteed opportunity to be showcased on the most possessions at his position.

  • N71

    33%

  • N71

    Kid is freakin’ awesome.

  • inCMitrust

    Good info. I did notice in watching Damezi Anderson’s videos that he is introduced as a guard and pretty much plays SG, but he is listed as a forward by all the recruiting sites.

  • Bill Shomaker

    I am saying that unfortunately, I feel we are in third place. If pressed, I would say Vandy is first due to having two other 5 stars and a 4 star in the fold and with his affiliation with Garland. Vandy doesn’t have the tradition, but to an 18 year old with one shot at things, I think having that team together is pretty enticing.

    I think Kansas is second due to their strong class and tradition. They also present a much stronger case of making a deep run than Indiana does. (I know that statement sets me up as a target, I don’t want it to be true, but it is difficult to make a reasonable case for IU going further in the tournament than Kansas at this point).

    But, that is all we have at this point. Conjecture and opinion. Again, I’m really OK being wrong and will gladly root for him in cream and crimson if that is how it turns out.

  • TomEke

    Damezi is 6’6″.
    Romeo is 6’5″
    I can’t speak to whether the extra inch is the dividing line between the two positions for the sites? IU needs shooters at the 2 and 3, and with RoJo graduating, I think Damezi and hopefully Romeo will be the frontrunners to fill those spots.

  • VOXAC30

    LeBron leaving Cleveland back when.