Romeo Watch: Chasing Damon Bailey (Updated 12/24/17) | Pike Highlights

Romeo Langford scored 34 points on Friday night as the New Albany Bulldogs (7-1) beat Pike 61-55.  New Albany won their 33rd straight home game in front of another sellout crowd.

While it is an uphill battle to reach Damon Bailey at the top, Langford is 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)

  1. Damon Bailey, 3,134
  2. Marion Pierce, 3,019
  3. Deshaun Thomas, 3,018
  4. Brody Boyd, 2,632
  5. Rick Mount, 2,595
  6. Trevon Bluiett, 2,568
  7. Cooper Neese, 2,496
  8. Billy Shepherd, 2,465
  9. Alan Henderson, 2,419
  10. James Blackmon, Jr., 2,387
  11. Romeo Langford, 2,337

LANGFORD HIGHLIGHTS VS. PIKE

 

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