Joshua Langford not planning to pursue NBA career
Joshua Langford is deciding to hang up the sneakers.
On Monday, the Michigan State star announced that he will not be pursuing a professional career in basketball and will instead focus on other ventures. The news comes after a strong season for the Spartans in the 2020-21 season.
“Although it will be new to me, I am excited for the next part of my race,” Langford said. “I would also want to encourage others to see that you have much more in you than what you do right now. Do not allow what you do to define who you are because it doesn’t. We all have many hats that we can wear. You don’t have to be afraid of taking new steps that others may not think you should take.”
Langford bounced back to have a strong year after battling injuries over the past two seasons. He played in all but one contest, averaging 28.1 minutes and 9.7 points per game. He helped lead Michigan State to a 23rd consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
For his career, Langford averaged 10.1 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. He appeared in 110 contests during his time in East Lansing and made 101 starts.