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Kansas Jayhawks Basketball: Making the case for K.U. with Romeo Langford’s decision

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 08: Jordan Brand Classic Home Team guard Romeo Langford (9) during the second half of the Jordan Brand Classic on April 8, 2018, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 08: Jordan Brand Classic Home Team guard Romeo Langford (9) during the second half of the Jordan Brand Classic on April 8, 2018, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images) /
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The Kansas Jayhawks will be watching with the nation as Romeo Langford is set to make his decision tonight at 7:00 pm. Is Kansas the right choice?

Romeo Langford has the collegiate basketball world at his feet. The long-awaited decision is finally coming to an end. Without a visit to see the Kansas Jayhawks during the recruitment process, does Bill Self have a shot to pull the hometown kid away from Indiana?

Much like the Trae Young situation last year, Kansas finds themselves as a finalist in a major recruits decision, with the home school very much in play. Indiana and Vanderbilt are waiting for this decision as well. Will the Jayhawks be facing the same music as they did with Young?

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There are plenty of questions surrounding this decision. Langford has played his cards well, as the attention he has gotten the last few months has helped his brand for the future.

Making the case for the Jayhawks

There is no better coach than Self when it comes to the guard position. He is widely known for letting his guards loose during a game while coaching them up during practice. This means that Langford would get the most use out of coaching if he chose Kansas. Langford knows this.

There will be more chances of national coverage if he chooses the Jayhawks. Practically every game can be seen on ESPN or other major sports networks. The Jayhawks are ranking 1st or 2nd in most preseason polls without Langford, so the added advantage of already being a top program has its added spice.

The Jayhawks have the swagger that Indiana and Vandy fail to bring to the table. Not taking anything away from the other two schools have accomplished, but neither school is what Kansas is.

Kansas is the only blueblood program in the mix, which should be an advantage. The Jayhawks can win the argument easily as to why Romeo should choose them. The Jayhawks can offer more exposure, more wins, and a way better chance to have a deep run in the big dance. The only thing Kansas doesn’t have going for them is the fact that Langford lives in Indiana and not the state of Kansas.

Prediction

Romeo Langford is going to upset two passionate fan bases. That’s my prediction. Kansas offers so much that neither Indiana or Vanderbilt can. Vanderbilt, in my opinion, has no chance other than being that wildcard team. If Langford chooses to play for the Commodores rather than the Hoosiers or the Jayhawks, I might guess it would be because he couldn’t choose between the latter.

Indiana is close to home. If he stays home, he may have more personal gain in various spots. He will be the man at Indiana. He will be the hottest name since Bob Knight. He will have a chance to pad his stats and impress NBA scouts all year long. Last but not least, he gets to stay home.

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That just didn’t work out too well for Trae Young when he chose Oklahoma. The same could be true for Langford. If he chooses Indiana, the reason will be that it’s close to home. If it becomes a basketball decision, he will be a Jayhawk.