On Thursday, the Indiana Hoosiers got some disappointing news as Romeo Langford announced that he would be declaring for the 2019 NBA Draft. This is big news for the Hoosiers as the program moves into a crucial offseason for Archie Miller and staff.
Langford was a true freshman for the Hoosiers last season and averaged an impressive 16.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists per game. And while he sat out during the team’s NIT games, he was pretty strong finishing the season. He had an offensive rating above 100 in three of the team’s final five games.
Generally speaking, this wasn’t a very surprising decision. Langford was widely expected to be a one-and-done player for Indiana. Many still project him to land somewhere in the Lottery this summer and to have a great career at the next level. His unique combination of speed and ability to drive the lane make him an intriguing prospect.
For Indiana, this is obviously a significant loss, even if it was expected. Langford played 76.8 percent of the team’s minutes last season and easily one of the team’s two biggest contributors offensively. And considering that Juwan Morgan is also leaving the roster this offseason, there will be some big questions for the Hoosiers.
There’s no telling how Langford will perform at the next level, but BTPowerhouse will keep you posted as the NBA Draft draws nearer.