During this weekend’s rounds at the recruiting circuits, John Calipari sat courtside in Atlanta to see the nation’s top-ranked shooting guard, local talent Romeo Langford. Rick Pitino, Shaka Smart, Roy Williams and many more were also there to catch Langford’s attention.
In four games at the Adidas event, Langford averaged 19 points a game and saved his best for last, a 22-point, 14-rebound double-double. Through the first two weekends Langford is the third-highest scorer on the circuit, averaging 21.4 points per game even though he’s struggled to find his shot, shooting just 21.6 percent from behind the three-point line. He’s fighting through his shooting woes by making difficult contested shots from all over the floor.
After Friday night’s 20-point performance, Langford spoke with Scout’s Evan Daniels. Langford wants to cut his list to five by the end of the summer. He talked about his relationship with Rick Pitino, Coach K, new Indiana head coach Archie Miller and Coach Cal. Here’s what Calipari’s message was during a mid-April in-home visit:
“He really just talked to me about how he would use me, how he would develop me and how he would be able to help me in the long run.”
Romeo remains reserved on where each school stands, but the word on the street is that Duke is the early leader for Langford. Duke is also the leader in the 247 Crystal Ball.
Unfortunately, you’ll have to wait a few weeks to see more action from Langford and other UK 2018 targets the shoe company circuits. Play on the Nike EYBL resumes the weekend of May 12, while Under Armour and Adidas kick things back up Memorial Day weekend. Until then, you can see more highlights from Langford here.