First round pick Romeo Langford set to make preseason debut tonight against the Orlando Magic
With the Celtics set to face off against the Orlando Magic tonight in Florida is seems like another Boston debut is set to go down in the books.
The Celtics' 14th pick overall pick Romeo Langford out of Indiana (who has been sidelined with a groin injury) is set to officially make his on-court debut in Celtics' green.
Guard Romeo Langford was selected 14th overall by the Boston Celtics in the 2019 NBA draft. Photo via Nancy Lane
Langford, who missed all of the NBA Summer League for Boston due to a thumb injury and the surgery that followed, seems excited to finally get back out on the court and play alongside his new teammates once and for all.
Romeo Langford: "Really just excited to play finally. It’s my first time playing in a real game in a long time. I’m just ready to get out there. It’s going to be a real good time."
Some questioned Boston for their pick of Langford at 16, but looking at his college stats and highlights, he appears to bring a lot of promise and potential to the table. In his solo season at Indiana, the 6'6" guard averaged 16.5 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.3 assists on nearly 50% shooting (44.8%).
Having dealt with injuries since before the draft, Langford has sort of become the forgotten rookie in all of this new look Celtics hype. However, that is not in any way set in stone and with the potential he has in his game he could very much justify himself as the rightful first pick in Boston's slew of 2019 draft selections.
Romeo Langford and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on draft night of 2019. Photo via Sarah Stier
In a preseason that is extremely valuable for Boston as they continue to work out their rotation, it is huge that Langford is finally going to get the opportunity to show us what he can do.
If you're interested in catching the game, the Celtics' second preseason matchup will take place tonight at 7 p.m. eastern time against the Orland Magic.
But let me know what you think. Where does Langford's ceiling peak? Where does he fall in the newest class of rookies coming in? Feel free to post your thoughts in the comments below.