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Romeo Langford Commits to Indiana

The college hoops world had been waiting, and last night Romeo Langford made a lot of Hoosiers happy with his decision.

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From espn.com:

"Top-five prospect Romeo Langford, the nation's top unsigned senior, decided to stay home for college and committed to Indiana on Monday night.

Langford announced his decision in front of more than 4,000 people during a ceremony at his high school, choosing the Hoosiers over Kansasand Vanderbilt.

Langford, a 6-foot-5 shooting guard from New Albany High School (Indiana), is ranked No. 5 in the ESPN 100 for the 2018 class. He's the No. 1 shooting guard in the country, and earned McDonald's All American honors this spring. Langford was named Indiana Mr. Basketball over the weekend after averaging 35.5 points as a senior.

Langford is the first five-star prospect headed to Indiana since James Blackmon Jr. in 2014, and the highest-ranked recruit since Gordon, who was ranked No. 2 in 2007."

The wait is over. We finally know where Romeo Langford will spend his 6-month mandated stop before he turns pro. He'll be heading to Bloomington to enjoy his college days like I did - on the weekends and for basketball games. 

No, but in all seriousness, yesterday was a great day for Indiana basketball, and an even better day for Romeo Langford. 

IU gets a once in a generation kind of player, Archie Miller wins over Indiana by showing he is absolutely 100% committed to keeping the best players in-state, and the Hoosier faithful have something to be excited about - at least until next March. 

Romeo Langford grows his fan base, guarantees a lifetime of jobs and connections in the state of Indiana, and has the chance to do something really special in front of all his family and friends. 

It felt like Indiana's version of the Spike Lee film "He Got Game" last night. Just to show how big of a deal his decision was across Hoosier land:

Sorry, Mike Braun. When's Hoosier Hysteria?

 

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