It’s not often that an 18-year-old has a basketball court named after him.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard is from New Albany, Ind. and on Friday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held to officially announce a court in New Albany being named after the star basketball player.
A ground breaking ceremony for a basketball court that will be named “Romeo Langford Basketball Court” will take place Friday in New Albany pic.twitter.com/Iw7sXHa7mx
— Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) May 8, 2018
— Alex Bozich (@insidethehall) May 11, 2018
— Kendrick HaskinsWave (@KendrickHaskins) May 11, 2018
“It’s not really something I like dreamed about when I was a kid growing up; never thought about owning my own court or anything like that,” Langford said. “But I am thankful and blessed that they thought about me out of everybody. Just a high school kid from New Albany.”
The court is being completed by July 14. Multiple games are already scheduled to take place the day it is finished:
Here's the schedule of the first games to be played at Romeo Langford Basketball Court on Saturday, July 14 in conjunction with Kevin Hammersmith Memorial Park's grand-opening: pic.twitter.com/KuXBuXeysT
— Matt Denison (@HoosierHills) May 11, 2018
Indiana’s Mr. Basketball is likely to become a well-known name across the country this fall in his first season with the Hoosiers. But, in the town of New Albany, he’s already more than well-known.
And soon, he’ll have his own basketball court with his signature on it in the town where he became a household name.