“I plan on officially declaring for the draft next week,” said Langford, who currently ranks at the No. 11 prospect on ESPN’s big board, making him a potential lottery selection.
Langford has a very good freshman season for the Hoosiers, scoring a team-high 16.5 PPG to go along with 5.4 RPG and 2.3 APG. He managed to put up those numbers despite suffering a torn ligament in his thumb early in the season, per Givony, who says Langford is scheduled to undergo surgery soon to repair that ligament.
“I think it’s fair to say that we never got a chance to see me at my best at the college level, especially since I’ve been playing with basically a cast on my thumb the whole season,” Langford said. “Obviously that throws off your shot. Even though I didn’t shoot as well as I’m capable of, I feel like I shot the ball pretty well in the second half of the season.”
Here are a couple more updates on early entrants for the 2019 NBA draft:
- Minnesota guard Amir Coffey will test the draft waters with an agent, but hasn’t ruled out a return to the Gophers for his senior year, writes Marcus Fuller of The Star Tribune.
- Seton Hall junior guard Myles Powell announced on Twitter that he has elected to enter the 2019 NBA draft while retaining his college eligibility throughout the process. He’ll have until May 29 to decide whether or not to withdraw.
- Our full list of 2019’s early entrants will continue to be updated.