For Indiana fans holding on to a bubble of hope that freshman star Romeo Langford would return to Bloomington next season, that bubble has burst.
Monday, Langford tweeted out that he will keep his name in the NBA Draft after spending just one season with the Hoosiers. Expected to be a lottery pick, Langford’s decision isn’t surprising, but it does confirm what many had already concluded.
“After a lot of thought and conversations with my family, Coach Miller and the staff at Indiana, I believe now is the time for me to begin the next chapter of my life and keep my name in the 2019 NBA Draft,” Langford said in a statement.
“From the moment I stepped on campus, Indiana University has been a special place for me. Everyonem from the students, the university, the staff and coaches, have made my experience one I will never forget. Though the season didn’t end the way we wanted, I am forever proud of all the hard work my teammates and I put in every single day.”
— Romeo Langford (@yeahyeah22) May 27, 2019
Langford averaged 16.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game in his lone season with the Hoosiers. He was a former five-star recruit who had always been expected to pursue the NBA after a short run in college.
Indiana finished the 2018-19 season with a 19-16 record, finishing eighth in the B1G and earning a spot in the NIT. Langford did not participate in any of the Hoosiers’ postseason games.