Five-star 2018 New Albany (IN) guard Romeo Langford has visit plans for this fall.
The 6-foot-4 Indiana high school basketball star is aiming to get on campus to as many schools as possible from his extensive offer list.
He plans to make those trips during New Albany’s fall break.
“I want to hit all the ones that offered me that are close, Duke, Kentucky, North Carolina, Vanderbilt, Louisville, IU, Purdue. I don’t know if I can get all the way to Kansas, but that will be nice if I can get out there,” Langford told peegs.com.
“I want to get to all the schools offered me that are close. I don’t think I can go to UCLA right now because I don’t have time.”
Indiana coach Tom Crean and assistant Tim Buckley were at New Albany on Wednesday to watch Langford and open gym and meet with him and his family.
Vanderbilt, Louisville and other schools have been in already for open gym and many more are expected.
This is the time when college coaches can talk to players and their families.
Langford’s father and mother were at the open gym on Wednesday.
“They’re just getting to know my family. Now we get to sit down and talk face-to-face. They’re talking about their programs, what they can do for me.”
A college list cut down is way down the road, Langford said.
The leading scorer for coach Jim Shannon’s Class 4A state champions as a sophomore, Langford could lead his Bulldogs to three consecutive state titles.
Langford also could potentially break Damon Bailey’s legendary all-time Indiana high school basketball scoring record.
Bailey, who graduated from Bedford North Lawrence in 1990, scored 3,134 career points.
Langford has 1,303 points after his first two years.
Langford led the state in scoring at 30.3 points per game as a sophomore.
New Albany (27-1) played 28 games this season. State runner-up McCutcheon (28-4) played 32. If New Albany makes long postseason runs each of the next two years, Langford likely will play somewhere around 56 to 64 more high school games.
If Langford plays 64 more games, he would need to average 28.7 points the rest of the way to pass Bailey.
If Langford plays 56 more games, he would need to average 32.7 points the rest of the way to pass Bailey.
For Langford, that’s not a focus. Winning and improving are on the front-burner.
“I’ve been working out a lot on my dribbling, creating shots, dribble moves,” he said.
“I might not do them in games, but I’m working to get my handles tighter, working on coming off pick and rolls, being able to see everything on the court.”
Langford could be the player who puts New Albany in Indiana high school basketball team lore with three consecutive state titles.
The Bulldogs won in 2016, and with Langford the next two years could win it all in 2017 and 2018.
“I’m glad I got the one out of the way,” Langford said with a smile.
Was he worried he wouldn’t get one?
“I wasn’t worried. I had a feeling it would come, but I’m glad it came last year. Now we can focus on the upcoming season and try to do the same thing we did last year, which is win state.”