The Beginning of a Legend

Romeo Langford just finished up his sophomore season at New Albany High School. The 6-foot-4 guard is already the No. 2 all-time leading scorer in school history and led the Bulldogs to the Indiana 4A State Championship. It was just the second boys’ basketball state title for the oldest high school in the Hoosier state and the first since 1973. Langford averaged 29.3 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game. Last Wednesday, he was offered a scholarship by the University of Kentucky, and on that same day, UCLA head coach and IU legend Steve Alford visited the school.

How did you find out that Kentucky had offered you?
I was in fourth period, and my dad texted me and told me that Kentucky offered me.

How does that affect you?
It just makes me happy that what I’m doing is being noticed by some of the great schools.

How many schools have offered?
Indiana, UCLA, Purdue, Vanderbilt, Duke, Kansas, Kentucky and Louisville.

How many have you already made unofficial visits to?
All of them except Duke, Kansas and UCLA.

When you go to different schools, what kinds of things impress you?
When I go to a game, I just want to see what the atmosphere is like in the arena.

What has impressed you so far?
All the fans. All the people that actually support their team.

What have the last couple of weeks been like, after leading New Albany to a State Championship?
Winning a state championship was one of my dreams, and all these events have come up so quickly. It’s just been crazy for me.

A lot of people nationally assume that you will move to a prep school. Are your plans to stay at New Albany?
Yes, sir. There’s no reason for me to go to a prep school.

What are main things you will be working on this summer?
I need to get a little stronger, improve my quickness and improve on defense.

Is it too early to say that you’re the Michael Jordan of New Albany, Indiana?
Yeah, it’s kind of too early. He’s the greatest of all time. VT