Romeo Langford was expected to be a lottery pick before he played in a single game at Indiana last season. On Thursday night, that expectation became a reality.
The IU freshman sensation was selected by the Boston Celtics in the first round of the 2019 NBA Draft on Thursday night, selected at No. 14 overall. He was the last pick of the lottery.
“I know what I’m capable of doing. I’ve been doing it for a long time, at a young age,” Langford said after being selected. “There really wasn’t too much doubt in my head that I would be picked in the lottery.”
Langford averaged 16.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists in his only season with the Hoosiers, helping get the team a bid in the NIT. His projection was much higher as a freshman, but a thumb injury seriously hindered his success.
Still, Langford has excellent size and athleticism and, when healthy, can be an elite scorer in the NBA. He also defends well and has a good handle on the ball. Many believe Langford’s ceiling is much higher than what his one season in Bloomington may suggest.
Langford was the first B1G player selected in the NBA Draft on Thursday night.