Romeo Langford added some Big Ten accolades to his already impressive freshman campaign.
Langford didn’t win Big Ten Freshman of the Year, but he managed to make the All-Freshman team. He also was voted to the Big Ten second team by coaches and third team by media. Not a bad haul for a freshman.
— Indiana Basketball (@IndianaMBB) March 11, 2019
Langford earned these honors with season averages of 16.7 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.3 assists. His numbers were solid, but Michigan’s Ignas Brazdeikis showed more consistency throughout the season which won him the Big Ten Freshman of the Year honor.
However, Langford shouldn’t be disappointed. Despite having such high expectations heading into this year, he led the Hoosiers in scoring, while facing a talented slate of Big Ten opponents. The Big Ten had a tough group of veteran players to challenge Langford for first team spots. Carsen Edwards, Cassius Winston, and Ethan Happ all had incredibly years and their numbers are enough to justify their placement.
Langford’s biggest flaw was his poor shooting. He shot only 45 percent from the field and 26 from three. Although he wasn’t making every shot, he still managed to hit some big ones.
Whether or not Langford returns, he left a legacy in Bloomington. He rejuvenated a rebuilding program and restored the standard of Indiana’s in-state recruiting reputation. He is one of the most prolific players in Indiana’s basketball history at both the high school and collegiate levels, and he is more than deserving of these honors.