UK extends scholarship offer to New Albany sophomore Romeo Langford

UK extends scholarship offer to New Albany sophomore Romeo Langford

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UK extends scholarship offer to New Albany sophomore Romeo Langford

John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats latest to join the race for five-star sophomore, joining Duke and Kansas among others

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John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats latest to join the race for five-star sophomore, joining Duke and Kansas among others

No. 1 New Albany got 28 points from star sophomore Romeo Langford as the Bulldogs won the Class 4A state title on Saturday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. (Clark Wade / IndyStar)

New Albany's Romeo Langford moves the ball against Southport's Harold Bennett during the Class 4A semistate championship Saturday, March 19, 2016, in the Tiernan Center at Richmond High School.

New Albany’s Romeo Langford moves the ball against Southport’s Harold Bennett during the Class 4A semistate championship Saturday, March 19, 2016, in the Tiernan Center at Richmond High School.

New Albany sophomore Romeo Langford — one of the top underclassmen in the country — received his third offer from an elite program this week after getting an offer from the University of Kentucky Wednesday, Bulldogs coach Jim Shannon confirmed to The Courier-Journal on Wednesday.

Earlier in the week, the 6-foot-4 Langford received offers from Kansas and Duke, and already holds offers from Louisville, Purdue and others.

Langford, a first-team all-state selection, led the Bulldogs to a 27-1 record and the school’s first state championship since 1973. In the Class 4-A finals, they beat McCutcheon 63-59, and won their last 24 games of the season. Langford averaged 29.3 points and 9.3 rebounds for New Albany.

The 6-foot-4, 185-pound shoot guard is rated a five-star prospect and ranked by Scout as the No. 4 overall recruit of the Class of 2018, No. 10 by 247 Sports, No. 14 by Rivals and No. 21 by ESPN.

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University of Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari watches the game from one of the suites in the second half of the IHSAA 4A Boys Basketball State Final game Saturday, Mar 26, 2016, evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The New Albany Bulldogs defeated the McCutcheon Mavericks 62-59.

University of Kentucky Wildcats head coach John Calipari watches the game from one of the suites in the second half of the IHSAA 4A Boys Basketball State Final game Saturday, Mar 26, 2016, evening at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. The New Albany Bulldogs defeated the McCutcheon Mavericks 62-59.

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