Romeo
Langford
Position: SF
Height/Weight: 6-4 / 215 lbs
School/Club: Indiana
Status: Freshman
Birthday: 10/25/1999

About Romeo Langford

Romeo Langford is a long, talented scoring wing with excellent instincts as a finisher coming off a productive freshman season at Indiana.  He emerged as a high-level prospect early in his career at New Albany High School earning a spot playing up on the USA team that won a bronze medal at the 2017 FIBA U19 World Championship and appearing in both the Jordan Brand Classic and McDonald’s All-American Game.  Finishing his senior year ranked among the consensus top-8 prospects in the high school class of 2018, the New Albany native faced lofty expectations in his first year at Indiana, and lived up to his billing as a smooth scorer averaging 16.5 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Hoosiers to earn All-Big Ten 2nd Team honors.

  • Possesses prototypical size for a wing measured at 6’6 in shoes with a 6’11 wingspan at the NBA Combine.  Fluid athlete with great body control who is very comfortable looking to make things happen off the dribble.
     
  • Played a significant role in his only season under Archie Miller serving as the Hoosiers’ first option and most dynamic player.  Created his own shot prolifically from the wing finishing the year among the most efficient interior scoring wings in the country.  Did a little bit of everything offensively showing a solid feel for the game, scoring in a variety of ways.

Defensive Analysis

  • Has significant potential defensively with his combination of length and agility. Fared well defending on the ball last season but is still early in his development as an off-ball defender.  Chips in on the glass impressively.
     
  • Allowed 0.409 points per Isolation possession[93rd percentile] showing good feet. Ability to fight through screens and anticipate away from the play is a work in progress.

Career Highlights

  • Led the Big Ten and finished sixth nationally in Freshman scoring (16.5 ppg) in 2018-19.
  • Named 2018-19 All-Big Ten Second Team (coaches) and Third Team (media).
  • 2018-19 Big Ten All-Freshman Team selection.
  • Big Ten Freshman of the Year by NCAA.com. 

Freshman (2018-19)

  • Led Indiana and finished sixth in the Big Ten in scoring.
  • Placed second on the team in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and total blocks (26).
  • Scored a career-high 28 points against Illinois (Jan. 3) and Maryland (Jan. 11).
  • Had 13 points, six boards and three assists at Duke (Nov. 27). 

High School

  • 2017-18 McDonald’s and Jordan Brand All-American.
  • One of three finalists for the 2017-18 Gatorade National Player of the Year.
  • Finished his High School career with 3,002 points, fourth all time in Indiana boys basketball history. 

Strengths

  • Has elite physical tools for an NBA wing.
  • Strong and fluid with terrific body control.
  • Gets to the free throw line at a high rate.
  • Makes plays while on the move. 

Personal

  • Played AAU ball for the Eric Gordon All-Stars.
  • Was the first New Albany player to compete for Indiana’s men’s hoops team since 1955. 

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