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Kansas Basketball: What Langford’s decision means for the Jayhawks

BROOKLYN, NY - APRIL 08: Jordan Brand Classic Home Team guard Romeo Langford (9) during the first 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 first 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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Romeo Langford Chose to stay home and play for Indiana, meaning we can all go on with our lives now. What does his decision mean for Kansas basketball?

The decision heard across the country is in, and much to the dismay of Kansas basketball fans across the country, they’ve missed out on another hometown guy. So what does this mean for the Kansas Jayhawks? Nothing.

The decision Langford made to stay home rather than take his talents elsewhere is a final climax of a nation being duped for many, many months. One must think that Langford knew where he was playing all along. This was a genius move on his part if you think about it.

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Had he made his decision to play at Indiana early on in the process, he would have been forgotten by the national media. Now Romeo Langford has a brand. Now he’s trending among the collegiate atmosphere.

There are already people going around suggesting Kansas needed Romeo more than some might think, those people haven’t watched any film, nor have they been paying attention to the preseason polls.

The impact of Romeo’s decision

There is little impact in a negative sense. Even with Udoka Azubuike currently off the team, the Jayhawks are at the top of the polls. If Udoka comes back, which I anticipate him doing, the Jayhawks will solidify themselves on the top of the food chain. If he doesn’t, they won’t fall.

So Romeo Langford not coming to Lawrence, Kansas makes little difference. It would have been nice to have Romeo play for Kansas, but the Jayhawks will be fine without him.

The Lawson brothers, Silvio De Sousa, Charlie Moore, Sam Cunliffe, Mitch Lightfoot, Marcus Garrett, along with Devon Dotson, David McCormack and Quentin Grimes will be just fine. That is a more talented squad than the Final Four squad of last season. If Udoka returns, good luck nation.

Disappointment

We all pushed in our own way to bring Langford to Kansas. Do not misconstrue my remarks for an about-face. I wanted the best player in the country to be a Jayhawk. Indiana got themselves a heck of a player, hopefully, they will be decent this year. College basketball needs Romeo Langford more than Kansas basketball needs Romeo Langford.

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It’s just hard for me to imagine a hometown player not know he wants to play at home until April 30th. The decision didn’t go the way Trae Young had envisioned, hopefully, the decision works for Romeo Langford. Such is life for Kansas. You win most, you lose very little. Rock, Chalk,  Jayhawk.