Joshua Langford planning to partake in Michigan State's Senior Day on Sunday
It’s been over a year-and-a-half since Joshua Langford last took the floor for Michigan State’s basketball team. And while he continues to contemplate his future with the program, head coach Tom Izzo says the injured Spartan will participate in Sunday’s Senior Day in East Lansing.
According to Kyle Austin of MLive.com, Langford will take part in the Senior Day event at Michigan State as the Spartans end the season at Breslin Center against Ohio State on Sunday. Langford has not come to a decision about whether he’ll return next year, however.
Langford could return for the 2020-21 season as a fifth-year player for Izzo.
Joshua Langford will take part in senior day festivities but says he’s undecided about returning for a fifth year next year. No timeline for a decision
— Kyle Austin (@kylebaustin) March 5, 2020
Langford appeared in 70 games through his first two seasons with the Spartans, starting in all but eight games during that time. As a sophomore, Langford averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game for the 2017-18 campaign.
To start the 2018-19 season, Langford was improving on those numbers, averaging 15.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contests through the first 13 games. But that’s when his year came to an end after suffering an injury.
Following last year, Langford opted to return to Michigan State for one final season. However, an offseason injury prevented Langford from returning to the floor this season. Now, he’ll have the option to play for the Spartans for one more year, or potentially starting working towards a career in the NBA, G-League or overseas.
Michigan State is currently tied for first in the B1G standings. A win on Sunday would guarantee at least a share of the conference title.