Five-star guard Romeo Langford put on a show against La Lumiere. Despite his team’s loss, it was Langford who showed himself to be the best player on the floor scoring 40 points with a host of college coaches looking on.
This was the second loss in a row for Langford and New Albany. They lost over the weekend to No. 1 in Indiana North Central, and now to La Lumiere, but Langford feels the team has grown from the tough schedule.
“It has been a good experience,” said Langford of the schedule. “We aren’t going to be playing five division I athletes every night like we did (Thursday) against La Lumiere. The last two games have been a good experience, so when we get back and play Carmel I think we will be better because of the competition we faced.”
On the recruiting trail basically every power program in the country is interested in Langford. Over fall break Langford had a chance to visit Kansas, Indiana, Louisville, Vanderbilt, Duke, and North Carolina.
About the trip to Duke, Langford said, “I had a chance to walk around the campus. It was a real laid back campus and I liked it. It’s not too big and not too small. Also I liked the coaching staff. They showed me video of how they used J.J. Redick and Jay Williams, and they would use me off of screens and things like that. They also explained how they let their guards go in their offense.”
Like the trip to Duke, the visit to North Carolina was Langford’s first time seeing the campus, and he came away impressed.
“It was a good time,” said Langford of North Carolina. “I saw the campus and talked to Coach (Roy) Williams for a while. He is a really nice guy. I watched practice, and there is no doubt they like to get up and down. They also have a team that shares the ball and I like that, because I know when I’m unselfish everyone else will be as well.”
A school that hasn’t been mentioned much with Langford is Vanderbilt, but Bryce Drew and his staff are working hard, and continue to make an impression on the five-star prospect.
“The new staff is young but the way they play is real nice,” said Langford of Vanderbilt. “Coach Drew played in the NBA so he does everything from that style of play. He runs his practice like an NBA style so that his players are prepared if they do make it to the NBA.”
The school closest to Langford is Louisville. With his house only minutes from campus, Langford is able to make trips to the school whenever, and that is allowing him and his family to continue to develop a good relationship with the coaches.
“For me to be able to come see them whenever is real nice,” said Langford. “I can get down there whenever I feel like it, and the last time I was down there I got to talk to Coach (Rick) Pitino for a while, and he talked to my mom, so that was real good.”
Langford is not close to a decision, and continues to focus on his season and getting better, while taking a beginning look at all of the schools showing him interest.