(Mark Humphrey / AP)

Archie Miller Releases Statement on Langford and Fitzner

Indiana University head basketball coach Archie Miller released a statement indicating that New Albany, Indiana guard Romeo Langford has signed his national letter of intent to play for the Hoosiers, and that former St. Mary’s forward Evan Fitzner will join the program as a graduate transfer with one year of eligibility remaining.

Langford is a 5-star rated, 6-foot-6, 200 pound incoming freshman shooting guard whose recruitment took multiple twists and turns before he finally announced his intent to sign with Indiana last Monday.

Fitzner is a 6-foot-10, 230 pound forward with a reputation as a talented perimeter shooter.  He has shot better than 40% for his career from behind the 3-point line.

MILLER ON LANGFORD

“Romeo absolutely fits the profile of who you would want to represent the Indiana University men’s basketball program as a person, an athlete and as a student.  He has a team-first mindset and brings great size to a position of need for us and makes the game look effortless.  He can score in any situation. He can shoot over defenders and is relentless in attacking the rim.  He has great vision and is a willing passer who makes others better. As a defender with a 6-10 ½ wingspan, he plays with great poise and discipline. He’s not afraid to challenge shots on the perimeter and will only get better as he embraces a strength program that will help him attain his goal of playing at the next level.”

MILLER ON FITZNER

“Evan is an experienced player who will have the ability to help us because he helps our team become older.  He is a career 40 percent plus shooter from three-point range and is someone we are going to look for to stretch the floor with his range.  He’s a physical presence who brings much needed depth to our frontcourt and his skillset gives us versatility that will be invaluable. The overall experience he gained at the high level he played over the last three years will be a tremendous asset to our program.”

Langford and Fitzner will join a 2018 recruiting class that is ranked in the top 10 nationally.

You can read the full release here.

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