The basketball season is young, but one of the early contenders as a breakout prospect is Romeo Langford. The sophomore shooting guard from New Albany, Ind. is 6-foot-3, 130 pounds of explosive athleticism and scoring creativity. At the recent FORUM Tip Off event in Indianapolis, Langford put an exclamation point on his efforts with the dunk of the tournament on a follow of a fast break.
Langford followed up a feed off the backboard from teammate Josh Jefferson with a tip dunk in which he literally cleared a defender on the flush before letting himself down from the rim. It was a sight to behold.
Of course, Langford did more than just dunk in what turned out to be New Albany’s first setback of the season, a 73-68 loss to Pike High of Indianapolis. The sophomore led his squad with 3o points and 12 rebounds, though that still wasn’t enough to get by a tough Pike team.
That’s no fault of Langford, who is rapidly emerging as one of the nation’s most prominent sophomores, as recognized by his peers and some very prominent college programs, Indiana, Purdue, UCLA and Vanderbilt among them.