Josh Langford U of L Bound

New commitment for the University of Louisville basketball team, namely Josh Langford, a 6-foot-6 forward from Huntsville, Alabama, who has consistently been ranked among the top 50 recruits in the class of 2010. Here’s what the professional hoop watchers say about him:

ESPN Insider: Josh is a solid, strong wing player. He has good size and can score off the dribble and must extend his range as he gets older. He plays solid on defense but does not excel on this end. Josh mixes it up for rebounds and must continue to develop his ability to create for himself. His size and strength make him one of the top players in the class right now. He must get better to stay at this level as others catch up to him in size and strength.

Josh is a wing with great size and is a nice athlete. He has decent  skill but will need to improve upon them some to remain an elite prospect. He is strong and a good rebounder. He is an average defender. He scores with a solid jump shot to 17 feet. His off the dribble game is ok for now. Josh is a top 30 player in the 2010 class nationally.

Mike Hughes, Scout.com: Currently ranked as one of the Top 50 prospects in his class, Langford showed in his first game at the HoopFest that he can operate and score along the baseline, rebound his position well and knock down the midrange shot with his smooth left-handed stroke.

i95ballers.com: Josh Langford has been working hard all summer to improve his overall skills on the basketball floor. Already possessing superior athleticism and a knack for attacking the basket, the rising junior has begun to transform himself from an interior presence into a more perimeter threat … USC, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas, Penn State, Memphis, Stanford and UAB have all been showing Joshua love to varying degrees, but the Cardinals have been in constant contact and currently lead for his services.

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Charlie Springer

Charlie Springer is a former Louisville editor and sportswriter, a public affairs consultant, a UofL grad and longtime fan.