Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Romeo Langford’s father breaks down three remaining schools
Romeo Langford, the 6-foot-5 shooting guard from New Albany (IN) Senior High School, went off for 48 points on Tuesday night, but his father called it an “off night.”
“It was the beginning of the year and you play a couple teams that you get warmed up on, but at the same time he had an off night,” Tim Langford, the player’s father, said Wednesday on The 4 Quarters Podcast. “His jump shot wasn’t falling, but he kept playing defense and rebounding and stuff like that.”
The No. 5 player in the 2018 ESPN 100, Langford recently cut his list to Indiana, Kansas and Vanderbilt and plans to sign in the spring.
“We want to look at each school a little bit more, see the coaching style a little bit, how they’re doing with their team and go from there,” Tim said.
Tim broke down each school on the podcast.
Indiana: “Well, first of all he’s homegrown and making history by staying at home and going to IU. And also we like the style of offense that [Coach] Archie Miller has. They brought the one they had from Dayton, he brought that to Indiana. So we like that, but we still want to see a bit more and also get to know the coaching staff a little bit more, too.”
Kansas: “Speaking of Kansas, we like Coach [Bill] Self as a coach and we also like the program. We like their staff. He already mentioned that they were going to try to get those two guys [Devon Dotson and Quentin Grimes], they finally got Grimes. He was talking about doing a three-way offense for his guards and having Romeo, Grimes and Dotson take the ball up and down the court, so we don’t see any problem with that.”
Vanderbilt: “Coach [Bryce] Drew for one played NBA ball for five or six years and his style of offense, Romeo can see himself fitting in that style of offense. But we like that program and the coaching staff also.”
As for the plan going forward, Tim said they hope to take a few visits during the season.
“We’re going to see if we can fit them into his schedule,” Tim said. “We want to try to get down there and watch Vanderbilt play a home game if we can fit it into our schedule and also go to IU and watch them. As far as Kansas, we don’t know how close they’ll get to us so we don’t know if we can make that trip.”
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.