New Albany’s Romeo Langford on Saturday was named a National Basketball Players Association Top 100 Camp All-Star after his performance at the June 14-19 event on the campus of the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.
Langford led all scorers after Day 1 at 18 points per contest while rebounding at a high clip. He averaged 11.3 points per game throughout the camp, making it looks effortless at times, per USA TODAY High School Sports’ Jim Halley.
The 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard told Halley he had a chip on his shoulder after getting cut at USA Basketball’s U17 tryouts last Sunday.
“(USA Basketball) was a really good experience, but getting cut is just going to make me play even harder,” Langford said.
The five-star Langford, who recently rose to No. 2 in ESPN’s Class of 2018 rankings, is fielding offers from Kentucky, Duke, Louisville, Kansas, Indiana, Purdue, UCLA and Vanderbilt.
Indianapolis guard Paul Scruggs, a four-star with offers from Indiana and Louisville, was also named a camp all-star.
The NBPA Top 100 Camp has featured some big names in its 22-year existence, including Kobe Bryant, Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant, along with several area stars such as Anthony Davis, Rajon Rondo and Karl-Anthony Towns. More than 300 campers have gone on to turn in successful careers in the NBA. Thirty-five former and current pros were on hand this year.
The event offers younger players a glimpse at competition at the next level with an emphasis on character, education and skill development.