SPARTANBURG, S.C. — Kentucky wasn’t thought to be a favorite for Romeo Langford, the No. 1 shooting guard in the 2018 class, and his three weeks with John Calipari on the U19 Team USA squad didn’t do much to help or hurt Kentucky’s chances to land him.
“They still stand the same as before,” Langford said at the Adidas Gauntlet Finale on Friday. “I just got a better feel for Coach Calipari as a coach.”
The soft-spoken guard from New Albany, Ind., sat out both games for his Twenty Two Vision team in Spartanburg on Friday. He said his back was “spazzing” on him. Langford also dealt with back spasms in Egypt during the FIBA World Cup.
Langford averaged 5.8 minutes per game at the World Cup — fewer than the rest of his teammates. He made 7 of 19 shots (36 percent) and was 3 for 9 from 3-point range.
Despite his limited minutes, Langford said his time in Egypt was a “good experience.”
Langford plans to cut his list at the end of the summer. Seven schools will be on it, but he didn’t mention any specifically.