Former Indiana Basketball star Romeo Langford has received some great compliments from his peers.
The NBA is officially back (hooray!) and Romeo Langford is in a position to contribute to a contending team in the Boston Celtics. The media is now allowed to conduct interviews in a limited capacity and Langford’s name has popped up a few times in conversations with Celtics staff and players.
Boston center Robert Williams told the Boston Herald that he was impressed with both Langford and former Purdue star Carsen Edwards, saying he admired their aggressiveness and coach-ability among other attributes.
Just leaning on each other, being able to take criticism, all-around game. I’m proud of [Langford and Edwards]. I feel like they’ve grown up a lot as far as being on the court.”
-Celtics center Robert Williams
Brad Stevens also showed confidence in Langford’s abilities before the NBA shut down by playing him more often and giving him some of the tougher defensive matchups on the floor.
Langford himself said that he feels ready to go for the NBA restart. He has been continually working on his reformed jump shot over the shutdown and is ready to show it off on a larger stage.
It’s hard for me to fall back into where I would normally shoot,” Langford said. “I may shoot like one, two here and there like my old jumper but really it’s never a problem any more. It’s more fluid, it’s more natural to me now, so it’s much easier. – Celtics guard Romeo Langford
Langford isn’t in a great position to play behind the talented roster of wing players the Celtics own. However, if the praise from his peers is an indicator, Hoosier fans may get to see some more of Langford as a pro in the NBA bubble.