Indiana University recruiting target Romeo Langford has said that catching Damon Bailey and becoming Indiana’s all-time scoring leader is not a priority of his. We might believe that it isn’t his top priority, but after scoring 160 points in his last three games, you have to believe that it is at least on his mind.
Friday night’s victim was Providence, who was no match for Langford and the red hot New Albany Bulldogs. Winners of 15 in a row, New Albany is on a roll, and once again Langford led the way scoring 53 points on the night.
And when you’re hot, you’re hot. Langford even hit a full court shot against Providence:
This! 53pt night. Helps the average. @yeahyeah_22 pic.twitter.com/5wSvTvvITn
— Chris Bobay (@CBobay) February 10, 2018
New Albany improved to 18-1 on the season, and it goes on the road to face Madison on Saturday night.
Langford is 4th on the all-time list and now needs 385 points to catch Indiana’s all-time scoring leader Damon Bailey.
Here is a summary of Langford’s performance on the season:
As you can see, Langford would need to average 38.5 points over his remaining games and have his team reach the state finals in order to surpass Damon Bailey and become the state’s all-time leading scorer. Note that New Albany would also need to NOT get a first round sectional bye in order to get an extra game.
With a 53 point average over the last 3 games, the required average to close out the season is coming down. On the year thus far Romeo is averaging 37.2 points per game, so the record is clearly in reach, especially in light of Langford’s recent scoring burst.
Here is the current all-time IHSAA boy’s scoring list as Langford closes in on Deshaun Thomas:
THE INDIANA BOYS ALL-TIME SCORING LIST (IU PLAYERS IN BOLD)
- Damon Bailey, 3,134
- Marion Pierce, 3,019
- Deshaun Thomas, 3,018
- Romeo Langford, 2,749
- Brody Boyd, 2,632
- Rick Mount, 2,595
- Trevon Bluiett, 2,568
- Cooper Neese, 2,496
- Billy Shepherd, 2,465
- Alan Henderson, 2,419
- James Blackmon, Jr., 2,387
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