Video: Highlights of Romeo Langford’s final high school game

  • 03/21/2018 8:53 am in

Class of 2018 five-star guard and IU recruiting target Romeo Langford scored 35 points on Saturday afternoon as New Albany fell 64-62 to Warren Central in the Class 4A semi-state at Lloyd E. Scott Gymnasium in Seymour.

Check out highlights from Frankie Vision and InTheGymHoops from Langford’s final high school game:

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  • HoosierMumma

    Does New Albany play defense? If so, the highlights certainly don’t show it. Not necessarily bad individual defensive effort, but it seems once Warren Central got passed the first man, New Albany had no clue what to do.

  • sarge

    Weren’t those things the reason for the background noise in all of those cup games? BTW, I have heard many of the same things regarding Ro. “Insiders” all have different opinions on where he will go and for what reason. Nobody really knows except him. I hope he comes to Indiana, but I will wish him luck regardless. He is a once in a generation player and person.

  • Kelin Blab

    What I like the most about Romeo….

    + He is very very efficient on offense. Doesn’t take very many bad shots and doesn’t put the ball on the floor a whole lot. Those two things will help him in college and above.
    + You can play through Romeo. Because he draws so much attention he does a nice job of finding the open man and being around the ball of the offensive glass.
    + I wonder how he will do against length…A kid his height and size.

    IU is a better choice than Vandy …FYI

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    I know a guy who knows a guy who knew a guy whose sister’s brother in law used to know a guy who went to the game Saturday. He said there is a 100% possibility that Romeo goes to IU.

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    IU is the better choice…says a biased IU fan. (I agree lol)

  • inCMitrust

    Marcus there are lots of rumors out there, but at the end of the day I think the only one that knows is Romeo. I actually live in Louisville and do have a connection with someone on his high school staff. His words are that he has no idea. The rumor that Romeo’s significant other has transferred to IU I have known about for awhile and I think is fact. I still think Vandy, but we still got a chance.

  • Sandra Wilson

    Right now, if I had to pick between the two, I’d take the grad. transfer Ryan Taylor from Evansville. Of course, if both chose I.U. we’d be back a lot quicker than anyone thought we would be. Taylor would bring experience, two years, and, hopefully, some defense. Langford would be one year and probably a defensive liability. If that last sequence shows anything, New Albany doesn’t play a great deal of team defense. Oh yeah, Taylor is a Michigan City kid too. I’d take both or either, but we’d better get a guard for next year if we’re going to have a more successful year than this past season.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    it won’t be the end of the world if he goes elsewhere, and i won’t consider it a fail by CM since he entered the RL sweepstakes so late in the game. still, if he doesn’t make the clearly obvious correct choice to be a hoosier, would it be too much to ask to have every single RL article deleted from ITH?

  • Lance76

    Regardless of where RL decides to play ball, I hope Hoosier Nation (and other schools) act sane after he makes a decision.
    I agree that a team can play through Romeo. IMHO we need someone like Ryan Taylor (UE grad transfer) along with others who can hit a decent % from three to receive a pass from RL to pressure opposing team. Romeo Langford along with Juwan Morgan will create a pick your poison offense.

  • inLinE6

    It becomes apparent that we probably need two more guards. Getting Taylor and Langford together would be a dream. With Morgan’s likely coming back, that puts us in the top 10 category. I see both start from day 1. However from what I learned, Taylor only has one year eligibility left. Although being high on draft board, I heard Langford is a potential 2-year guy.

  • inLinE6

    “…a guy whose sister’s brother in law” – Would that brother-in-law also be that guy’s brother-in-law? Please clarify so we get some more credibility on this breaking news.

  • Lance76

    Sorry I was posting sililar thought below at the time you were posting.

  • inLinE6

    I (and most people) will certain act the same regardless of his college decision. But I just don’t have time or care to follow his games unless he comes to IU (or KU, since I’m in KU country). I believe we’ll still play though Morgan, but he just provides everything needed to complement Morgan and make us an instant B1G contender and top 20 team heading into next season.

  • Milton H. Williams

    Michigan City has produced, so many good players over the years! Jay Edwards prevented us (MC Rogers) from winning a couple of state championships in the late 80’s. The Delray Brooks situation, kinda put a sour taste in people’s mouths, in Michigan City, concerning IU basketball. I remember people were saying, that RMK was prejudice. However, many of my HS peers came down to IU and ISU for college.. So all has been forgiven. It would make many proud in the City, to see Ryan Taylor and Damezi representing northern Indiana.

  • N71

    Either Romeo or Ryan would be great additions when it comes to next year (on the floor) but Romeo has a ton of intangibles that go along with him. If you add him in with the 2 other incoming guys from Indiana it makes a statement to the younger up-and-comers in the state as well as out-of-state coaches who have done well recruiting here in recent years. There’s also a buzz/following for the games that will likely transfer, at least within the state’s boarders. Romeo’s level of following at the high school level hasn’t been seen since Damon Bailey, he’s a rock star here. Attendance will likely go up a notch or two at Assembly Hall as well. In all, Romeo will have an impact both on and off the court that Ryan would have a difficult time matching. If Romeo goes to Vanderbilt though, I’m buying a Ryan Taylor T-Shirt.

  • sd chuck

    Hope he comes to IU! Everything that has been posted on here, he seems like a great kid and a great family, the kind that you want representing IU! If he doesn’t come to IU, good luck where ever he goes! Oh yeah, he just happens to be a great basketball player also!

  • ImYourHuckleberry

    The brother in law is on the sisters husbands side. So no. But I just text the guy and he said there’s about an 80% chance now that Romeo will definitely go to IU. He saw him wearing a red shirt.

  • calbert40

    What I liked most about Romeo was that even though he is the focal point of that offense, he didn’t force the action. He facilitated action. Sometimes it was for himself, and other times it was for his teammates.

    One negative for me is that he won’t help us too much with our outside shooting. He is dynamic at getting to the rim through traffic, but he isn’t a typical stretch-out-the-defense 3 point shooter either. I’ll still take him, but even with him, we need an outside shooter.

  • steelhoosier

    Romeo is an Indiana basketball icon and he needs to stay in the state and continue to grow his legacy. It’s a no brainer for me but I’m not him. I do have eligibility remaining though.

  • marcusgresham

    I disagree. He had 10+ threes in a game on multiple occasions, if I remember correctly.

  • marcusgresham

    Taylor would not have two years of eligibility. He played at Ohio one year and UE two.

  • Hoosier Hall

    Maybe the Evansville kid (Ryan Taylor)?? Hopefully…

  • marcusgresham

    I agree with you. I think the family is doing exactly what they said they would do all along but it seems a whole lot of people who don’t like IU are trying to use the fact that he hasn’t yet committed to IU as a reason he is going elsewhere.
    All that being said, I do trust the UK fan I mentioned. He’s got solid connections. Doesn’t mean at all that Romeo is going to IU, but if this guy says something I’m going to listen to him—and he only said “it’s looking good,” not that “he’s certainly going.”

  • marcusgresham

    Yep. They sound annoying as hell when someone else is blowing them, but when you’re the one making the racket they’re hilarious. lol

  • Arch Puddington

    This place is falling apart. Next thing you know, someone named “Stormy” will be posting here.

  • marcusgresham

    Believe who you want to believe because everyone knows somebody “close to the program.”
    I have one guy who says he knows coaches who know New Albany coaches and it’s Vanderbilt.
    I have another guy (who is a unicorn—a sane, logical Kentucky fan,) who knows someone at the Courier-Journal (also a Kentucky fan, so neither would have a reason to lean this direction,) who says it’s looking good for Indiana.
    Personally, I think he’s headed to IU-Southeast because this ^@#[email protected]^@%$##* snow won’t allow him to leave the area.

    *BTW, someone asked in a previous thread what I’m blowing in this picture, but comments were closed and I couldn’t respond. It’s a vuvuzela that was brought back from the World Cup in South Africa. A guy who used to be in our fantasy football league went and I made him bring it to our draft that year.

  • Arch Puddington

    Exactly. An Orwellian “unperson”.

  • Koko

    Can’t wait for that.

  • Arch Puddington

    Both would change the entire outlook for the team next year!

  • Corey Dunigan

    He should create more open 3’s bc he can get to the rim… teammates will still need to be able to knock them down though

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    it would be double plus ungood to leave those articles!

  • Hoosier in the Bend

    From what I have heard, Damezi Anderson is supposed to be a bit of a dead eye from outside. Plus maybe we get that kid from Evansville as well. He is supposed to be a good scorer and solid shooter.

  • WhatsUpKnight2.0

    can you make ft’s?

  • SCHoosier

    The kid who made that last shot was no slouch himself. Went to the bucket hard more than once and had a nice jumper from the corner. Who was the #1 ranked team int he state most of the year or before the play-offs started?

  • calbert40

    I didn’t get to watch DA play. I didn’t know that about him. That’s excellent news.

  • coachv

    do you have any pictures of this “stormy”?

  • calbert40

    I’m not suggesting he can’t hit that shot, because he obviously can. I just think that’s not his greatest strength. Obviously, he can develop more in college, but didn’t he shoot something like 35 percent from 3 this year? That shot is harder in college – deeper, more pressure, more tired due to guarding better players, more opponent size, etc.

    I guess I’m saying he would be more of a RoJo type 3 point shooter than a Zeisloft type 3 point shooter. Regardless of whether Romeo signs, I think we need to find another Zeisloft.

  • Koko

    No but I would guess her photos are all over the main stream
    media.

  • Milton H. Williams

    Good point! However, I think Romeo will shoot 40% in college.

  • Milton H. Williams

    That kid, is also a 4 star football player! Great athlete!

  • IdahoHoosier

    Haha I love this response. Calbert makes a solid argument that RL is likely to shoot under 35% in college, and you respond that he’ll shoot 40%! I’d love to know what you base that thought on.

  • Tyler D

    Gordon also battled a wrist injury the majority of his Freshman year.

  • Ivan Renko

    i had forgotten about that, thanks for reminding me. certainly could’ve knocked ~5% off his shot. glad it didn’t stop him from collecting 20 ppg though!

  • Tyler D

    FWIW…”Evansville had the 30th-best defensive efficiency rating in the country this past season allowing 96.6 points per 100 possessions. But it surrendered 100.6 points per 100 possessions when Taylor was on the court.” I’m not sure he would bring any more defense than Romeo.

  • I understand that DA also has a very quick release, which can mitigate those concerns somewhat.

  • IU Hoosiers # 34, 1979-83

    He sure did. That is a great point Tyler.

  • VOXAC30

    That particular family was probably from Kentucky so all is fair:)

    **DISCLAIMER** No offense to Kentucky folks you have a gorgeous state and awesome people! I’m Just a goofin

  • VOXAC30

    All of this speculation and he may not even know yet.

  • Ivan Renko

    DA certainly can knock down the 3 at a very efficient clip. My only worry is that he doesn’t get enough lift on his shot, it almost looks like his feet don’t leave the ground when he shoots from deep. So in D1 college play i fear he’s gonna need to more lift or he’s gonna get blocked every time unless he’s wide open

  • Ivan Renko

    freshmen almost always shoot worse their first year in college than they did in high school. eric gordon only shot 34% from deep his one year at IU, and now he’s a 3-pt specialist in the NBA. i would assume 35% is a best case scenario for Romeo as a freshman