Romeo Langford chooses Indiana University

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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH/AP) — Indiana’s Mr. Basketball, Romeo Langford, has chosen to attend Indiana University, he announced on Monday at New Albany High School. 

He made the announcement to a crowd of more than 3,000 people. 

The New Albany senior received the most votes on this year’s Associated Press all-state boys’ basketball team earlier this month. It’s the third straight year he finished with the highest total from a panel of sports writers, sports broadcasters and coaches.

“He (Langford) just kind of blends in, yet when he walks onto a basketball court,” New Albany coach Jim Shannon said. “It’s amazing how you can tell that something different has just entered the room when it comes to his skill on the floor. He’s a household name throughout this state. I don’t think there’s any question about that.”

Langford led New Albany to a 25-2 mark while averaging 35.5 points, 9.9 rebounds, 3.7 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.9 blocks and was recently named to the McDonald’s All-American team.

With Langford, New Albany went 100-10, won four sectional titles, two regional championships and the 2016 state title in Class 4A. He’s fourth all-time on Indiana’s career scoring list (3,002 points) and is now attending the Nike Hoop Summit in Portland, Oregon.

Langford’s list was down to Indiana, Vanderbilt and Kansas.

“It’s still up in the air,” he said. “I can see myself going to college, doing well, hopefully being a one-and-done, and then make it to the NBA and be a star in the NBA, and go down as one of the greats.”

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