Though the adidas Uprising Gauntlet Finale is filled with some of the top talent in the country, the majority of interest is centered around five-star prospects Zion Williamson, Romeo Langford, and Immanuel Quickley.
Both Williamson and Quickley impressed in their first games of the event, but after three quick buckets, Langford re-aggravated his back and sat out the remainder of Twenty Two Vision’s first round loss.
Langford started the game by posterizing a defender on the baseline, and followed it up with a fast break layup and a pull-up jumper at the top of the key. Just six minutes into the game, the New Albany, IN native subbed out of the game and a trainer began working out his back on the sideline.
Before back injury, Romeo Langford was looking impressive. Here was a smooth pull-up jumper at the top of the key: pic.twitter.com/1xO6NywSiS
— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) July 13, 2017
Langford has been bothered by back spasms for the past month or so, leading to limited playing time in Egypt for Coach Cal’s U19 Team USA squad.
In a recent interview with SEC Country, Scout.com recruiting insider Evan Daniels says the Wildcats may be “fading” in Langford’s recruitment, with Indiana and Louisville seen as the likely destinations (for now.)
Both John Calipari and Joel Justus were in attendance to watch Langford, proving they still have major interest in the five-star prospect.
There is no word on if Langford will participate in the loser’s bracket tomorrow afternoon, but we’ll update you on what we hear.