Elite scoring potential that could turn into the steal of the first round with the right organization.
Heading into the College Basketball season, Indiana's Romeo Langford was considered a darkhorse to be in the top 3 discussions for this years NBA Draft. It was expected that the once former Mr.Basketball of the state of Indiana was going to put up some video game-like numbers for the Hoosiers. After an up and down year from Langford, he finds himself as one of the most interesting prospects in this class. A smooth shooting guard with the potential to be a dominant three level scorer, Langford has the makings of a draft day steal.
Bradley Beal potential, as of now Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
Looks the part as a scoring monster at the next level. Showcases smooth movement with his ability to create spacing using hesitations and fakes. Not afraid to put the ball down and get physical on his way to the rim as well.
Long arms and looks to be able to add to his "thin" frame. Prototypical size for a shooting guard at the next level (6'6") but has an impressive 6'11" wingspan to go with it. Uses his frame well, especially on the glass. Not afraid to attack the boards.
Shows flashes of having the potential to be a solid defender at the next level due to his wingspan and athleticism. Needs to play with more consistent passion on the defensive side of the ball.
His shooting form will be his most popular "knock" of the draft process. Had surgery on his shooting wrist after college season which in theory could be the source of the problem but had a history of funky mechanics before. If someone can correct his form, it could open up pandoras box.
Tries to create too much scoring opportunities instead of giving up the rock and living to fight another day. Will need to develop his ability to create for his teammates at the next level.
Shows flashes in which you can see him becoming a very respectable defender, but they aren't consistent enough. Tries to take plays off on the defense side of the ball and that can get him into trouble especially when off of the ball.
Pencil Romeo Langford in as one of the most fascinating storylines on draft night. There might not be a bigger case of a player needing to fall into the right situation. If his next team can finetune his shooting mechanics from deep, they could find themselves stumbling upon a winning lottery ticket. Langford has everything you want in a prototypical shooting guard. He's got great size at 6'6" and combines that with an impressive 6'11" wingspan. He will need to convince NBA teams in the pre-draft process that his freshman year at Indiana was just a bad year. Langford might have one of the highest ceilings of all of the prospects in this class.