Talented Hoops Prospect Plans to Visit Auburn

A highly regarded basketball prospect talks about his interest in Auburn and hew head coach Tony Barbee.

Huntsville, Ala.--A highly-regarded in-state basketball prospect, Josh Langford, says he will take his first official visit this weekend to Auburn to check out new head coach Tony Barbee's program.

The Lee High School star averaged 22 points and 13 rebounds per game as a senior and is rated as the No. 1 prospect in the state for this year's signee class by the Birmingham News.

"I am coming on an official visit to Auburn this weekend," he tells Inside the Auburn Tigers. "Recruiting is going good. I plan to take two more visits after I go to Auburn and then make my decision after that."

Langford says he is considering West Virginia, Ole Miss and Cincinnati for his other visits.

Langford, who plays the small forward spot, wrapped up an impressive senior season by being named the Most Valuable Player for the Alabama team after scoring 21 points and adding nine rebounds in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game. Prior to that he led Lee to the Class 5A state championship.

Physically, Langford says he is still growing. "I am 6-7 1/2 with my shoes on, 6-7 with them off," he says. "I weigh 207."

Commenting on his style of play, the high school senior says, "I really don't play in the post that much. I like playing the wing a lot and I am comfortable doing that." He says that he expects he will be a three (small forward) as a college player.

Langford also notes that has good shooting range. He says he feels comfortable taking jumpers several feet behind the three-point line. "I shoot it deep," he says.

In the classroom Langford says that he is an honor student and academics will be a major consideration on his college choice.

"I am looking for a good coaching staff and people I feel comfortable around," he says. "I am also looking for a place that has my major (business)."

Josh Langford

One of the first things that Barbee did after being hired as Auburn's head coach was to stop in Huntsville for a recruiting visit before heading to New York City to be a television analyst for the NCAA Tournament.

"Coach Barbee is a good guy," Langford says. "He was recruiting me when he was at UTEP, but UTEP was so far away I really didn't look into that. Now that he is at Auburn I am looking at him real hard now."


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