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Herald-Leader: Romeo Langford “highly unlikely” to end up at Kentucky



Recruiting season is officially in full force for high school basketball, with many top prospects narrowing their lists and setting up visits with a final decision in sight.

One popular five-star prospect in the rumor mill? 2018 guard Romeo Langford, but it’s news you’re probably not going to like…

According to Ben Roberts of the Herald-Leader, Kentucky is likely slipping in the Langford sweepstakes.

“The buzz in recruiting circles is that Langford and Calipari didn’t quite click during their Team USA time together,” said Roberts.

Dealing with back spasms, Langford played just 29 minutes in the FIBA World Cup in Egypt, and didn’t necessarily find his groove in the time he did play.

“He’s expected to cut his list to seven schools sometime soon, and Kentucky might make that list, ” Roberts said. “But – as of now – it seems highly unlikely that he ends up as a Wildcat.”

At the adidas Uprising Gauntlet in Spartanburg last month, sources told KSR that Calipari and the Wildcats are still interested, but the star out of New Albany, IN is certainly not the priority he once was.

“While some of the other prospects are still blossoming, Langford has hit a plateau,” a source said. “The coaching staff really doesn’t feel like he’s improved all that much in the last year. He hasn’t separated himself from the competition the way they expected him to.”

Langford still has a while before he sets a decision date, and if he takes a major step up his senior year, we could see Kentucky ramp up their recruiting efforts.

The Wildcats aren’t out of the running, but it sure isn’t looking likely Langford ends up in blue and white.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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6 Comments for Herald-Leader: Romeo Langford “highly unlikely” to end up at Kentucky

  1. Barbermike82
    7:08 pm August 18, 2017 Permalink

    I watched him play several times this summer in AAU. I wasn’t blown away by him. I saw a lot better prospects and never felt he was a UK type of player. I wish him luck at IU or UofL.

  2. 8xchamp
    8:33 pm August 18, 2017 Permalink

    Who cares

  3. AirRaid98
    8:33 pm August 18, 2017 Permalink

    Why is this a problem if the coaching staff doesn’t think he’s good enough for UK? Who’s cutting ties with who? Sounds like Cal thinks he’s not good enough for us. Kinda hard not to trust him at this point lol.

  4. EdC
    7:07 am August 19, 2017 Permalink

    Well if it comes from such a credible “news” source as the Herald-Leader it must be true right? I mean they almost never try to stir up garbage about UK hoping something will eventually stick right? Their “journalists” don’t write more negative news stories about UK than the Courier Journal even though they are based in Louisville. Their old curmudgeon guys like Jerry Tipton don’t ask 18 year olds leading questions trying to trip them up right?

    Ahhhh never mind.

  5. reedwizard
    8:36 am August 19, 2017 Permalink

    It was obvious from the U19 event that he was not coming to UK after that. I thought it was completely clear when it was over based on what he said. The event can help complete the deal with some of those prospects, but it closed the deal on others and he’s one. I don’t think he’s considering UK at all at this point. Sadly, no one has committed that was on that team. UK needs to get a commit soon so they aren’t wooed away