No. 1 SG Romeo Langford said recent dip in rankings motivates him more

No. 1 SG Romeo Langford said recent dip in rankings motivates him more

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No. 1 SG Romeo Langford said recent dip in rankings motivates him more

Romeo Langford (Photo: USA Basketball)

Unlike most five-star recruits, New Albany (New Albany, Ind.) shooting guard Romeo Langford doesn’t mind admitting that dropping in the new ESPN 100 basketball rankings did, in fact, affect him on some level.

“It’s something I noticed,” Langford said. “It just shows me that there’s work to do.”

Most elite players downplay their interest in keeping up with recruiting rankings, though, the truth is most if not all, watch them closely.

Langford recently dropped from No. 3 overall to No. 5, but instead of playing the blame game, Langford said his preferred course of action is to change minds.

“It’s not that big of a deal because I’m still in the top five,” Langford said. “I’m a big time competitor. I don’t get why people would play the game if they’re not trying to be the best. Seeing my ranking drop lets me know that some people don’t see me as the best so I’m gonna have to change their minds. Time to get to work.”

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