The math just got a lot harder for Indiana recruiting target Romeo Langford’s pursuit of Indiana high school boys all-time scoring leader and former IU star Damon Bailey. Langford averaged 24 a game in New Albany’s two games over the weekend, pushing the bar higher on what it will take to catch Bailey.
Nevertheless, Langford is still on a historic journey through the Indiana boys high school basketball all-time scoring list. We’ll continue to monitor his progress along the way. Bailey is the current all-time scoring leader at 3,134 points. Langford appears likely to pass a couple other IU greats soon: Alan Henderson and James Blackmon, Jr.
Below we have charted Langford’s individual game performances for the 2017-18 season, his points needed to catch Bailey, and the points per game average that Langford would need based on New Albany’s minimum games (23) if they lost their first sectional game, and maximum games (29) if they make it to the state finals.
In order to break Bailey’s all-time scoring record, Langford will need the best scoring season of his career, which would also be the 3rd best scoring season in Indiana high school basketball history. If he scores more than 1,000 points this year he would be only the 5th player in the state to ever do that.
THE INDIANA BOYS ALL-TIME SCORING LIST (IU PLAYERS IN BOLD)
- Damon Bailey, 3,134
- Marion Pierce, 3,019
- Deshaun Thomas, 3,018
- 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
- Romeo Langford, 2,303
LANGFORD HIGHLIGHTS VS. SEYMOUR
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