Romeo Langford named Naismith HS All-American

Romeo Langford named Naismith HS All-American

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Romeo Langford named Naismith HS All-American

New Albany five-star guard Romeo Langford has been named a Naismith Trophy Third Team All-American, as announced by the Atlanta Tipoff Club Wednesday afternoon.

A 6-foot-5 junior, Langford was one of three third-year players selected to one of three all-american teams, joining Marvin Bagley and Zion Williamson, who both nabbed second-team honors. Bagley and Williamson are ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, ahead of Langford in ESPN’s 2018 class rankings. The New Albany standout was one of three in-state players selected. North Central’s Kris Wilkes and La Lumiere’s Jaren Jackson Jr. were named honorable mention.

Langford is averaging 29 points and 8.9 rebounds per game for the top-ranked Bulldogs, who advanced to Saturday’s regional semifinal round by way of a sectional-title win over Floyd Central on Saturday. Romeo is shooting 52 percent from the field, including a 64-percent clip inside the 3-point arc.

Already the Bulldogs’ all-time leading scorer, the junior eclipsed the 2,000-point mark for his career in Saturday’s sectional championship, becoming the 49th player in state history to do so. He passed DeKalb’s Luke Recker for 47th on Indiana’s all-time scoring list in the win.

New Albany's Romeo Langford (1) prepares to dunk against Bloomington North on Friday at New Albany High School. Feb. 24, 2017

New Albany’s Romeo Langford (1) prepares to dunk against Bloomington North on Friday at New Albany High School. Feb. 24, 2017

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