In-State Hoops Prospect Hearing From Auburn

Devin Langford from Lee High School in Huntsville talks about camping in Auburn and recruiting.

Huntsville, Ala.--Versatile Devin Langford, who will be one of the top in-state prospects for the 2011 basketball signee class, showed at Tony Barbee's one-day prospect camp in June why major college programs are interested in the rising senior.

Langford, who is 6-5 1/2 inches and rated a three-star prospect by, runs the floor well, has a good shooting touch and can play three positions–small forward, shooting guard and point guard.

As a junior at Lee High he averaged 17 points per game in helping his team win the state title along with his cousin, Josh Langford, the state's top prospect for the 2010 class who was Barbee's first signee in his new head coaching post at Auburn.

"The Auburn camp was a good experience for me," says Langford, who notes playing against athletic basketball players is good for his game. "I liked the competition at the Auburn camp. Playing against good players will make you better."

This summer Langford is playing AAU ball for the Alabama Challenge and trying to improve his individual skills. "I am working on getting stronger and I am working on my shooting," he says.

When his cousin signed with Auburn this spring, Devin noted that he was interested in Auburn, too, and that hasn't changed. Auburn is certainly interested in the younger Langford, who has the reach of a much taller player and is still growing. Langford, who weighs 189 pounds, has the wingspan of a player who is six-foot-ten.

He points out that Auburn, Alabama, Wake Forest, Maryland, Cincinnati, UNLV, Tulane and "a couple of others" have offered scholarships.

On his trip to Auburn for the camp he got to work out in the new practice facility at the Auburn Arena Complex. The Tigers will play their home games there beginning with the 2010-2011 season.

"The arena is exciting," Langford says. "They showed us around, took us on a tour and I like it."

Langford says he is doing well academically. When is time to head off to college he notes that he probably wants to study engineering.

Before that happens he has unfinished business at Lee High School as a senior. "I have a couple of goals," he says. "I want to make A's and Bs on my grades and I want to add weight and play well."

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