Indiana's first-year guard, Romeo Langford, will testify for the 2019 NBA draft, confirmed Inside the Hall.
The news, which had been expected since Langford arrived on campus last June, was reported for the first time on Thursday by Jonathan Givony of ESPN.com.
At this point, Langford, who averaged 16.5 points in 32 games for the Hoosiers, has not hired an agent. He was the second All-Big Ten team this season and was also named to the All-Freshman team in the league.
In addition to the news he will declare for the draft, Langford also revealed Thursday that he played with a ligament torn in his thumb for most of his freshman season.
"I think it's fair to say that we never had the opportunity to see myself at my best level at the college level, especially because I've been basically playing with a cast on my thumb all season," Langford told ESPN.com. "Obviously that throws off your shot." Although I did not shoot as well as I am capable, I feel that I shot quite well in the second half of the season. "
The deadline for early registration in the NBA draft this year is April 21 at 11:59 p.m. The deadline to withdraw is May 29 at 11:59 p.m. for the deadline to withdraw. ET
Langford missed all three NIT games in Indiana last month with a back injury suffered in a Big Ten tournament loss to Ohio State at the United Center in Chicago.
This is where Langford finds himself in several drafts and recent big boards:
ESPN / Draft Express – Jonathan Givony / Mike Schmitz: No. 11
The ringer: No. 8
Athletic – Sam Vecenie: No. 8
CBSSports.com – Reid Forgrave: No. 13
NBADraft.net – Aran Smith: No. 16
Sports Illustrated – Jeremy Woo: No. 20
If Langford stays in the draft, Indiana will now have three scholarships available to fill this spring.
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