The Jay Graves Report

Why Romeo Langford is probably NOT goin’ to IU bruh! “Avoidin’ the Foolishness”

Romeo Langford playin' it cool on these boyz! Photo: Sports Illustrated

Everybody and their baby’s momma is sittin’ around waitin’ to see where New Albany’s Romeo Langford is goin’ to sign. Unless you’ve been under a rock with a pair of Beats headphones on turned all the way up like Fat Joe you know that he’s the premier recruit in the state. He’s the No.5 recruit in the NATION averagin’ 39.7 points per game in Class 4A and he’s yet to tell a boy where he’s goin’ to school next year. He’s got Kansas, Indiana and Vanderbilt hangin’ in the balance.

Ole boy has already put up 2,239 points for his career and is lookin’ to surpass Damon Bailey’s 3,134 points for the state’s all-time leadin’ scorer. He’s all of that and a bag of chips with a pocket full of penny cookies, a peppermint and a red pop to wash it all down. But why hasn’t he told boyz where he’s goin’ to play?

The IU diehards seem to think that he’s goin’ to Bloomington so they’re chasin’ him around the state wearin’ Candy Stripes and screamin’ his name.

Well playas…I just have to believe that he’s NOT goin’ anywhere near IU but isn’t goin’ to announce it until the season is over. Now I haven’t talked to him or his camp but I do know that diehard IU fans will act a fool on a kid in a minute if he says that he’s goin’ somewhere other than IU. They’ll go from kissin’ his rear end to hatin’ him in the blink of an eye. Trust me I’ve seen it too many times.

We’ve seen it with Gary Harris (Michigan State), Zak Irvin (Michigan), Trey Lyles (Kentucky) and just last year with Kris Wilkes when he told boyz that he was goin’ to UCLA. It got so bad that he had to take the Twitter app off of his phone. All because he decided NOT to go to IU? Complete ignorance!!!

Naw playa, Romeo Langford is not about to get harassed by idiot IU fans all season because he’s decided to go somewhere other than Bloomington to shoot hoop. That doesn’t make sense to voluntarily deal with foolishness when you don’t have to.

Romeo doin’ work at the Tip-Off Classic! Photo: Defroinc/David Dixon

He may decide to go to Bloomington bruh for all I know but if he were goin’ he probably would have announced it by now. With all the travelin’ around the state his team is goin’ the IU faithful would be eatin’ it up. But the fact that he hasn’t said a mumblin’ word about where he’s goin’ tells me that he’s about to dip on a boy and wants to get out of town with the foolishness.

Now again, the dun hasn’t told me a thing and as a matter of fact, I’ve never even met the kid or his family but I do know that all of these players talk and they all have watched the foolishness take place when a boy decides NOT to go to IU.

What these clowns have to understand around here is that they don’t own these players. It’s like the Pacers fans goin’ nuts last summer about Paul George tellin’ boyz a year in advance that he didn’t want to play in Indiana anymore. He was exercisin’ his right to free agency and it was his prerogative to dip if he wanted to when his contract was up.

Just because a kid plays high school basketball in the state of Indiana doesn’t mean that he’s obligated to play at IU. You sound crazy!! And stop gettin’ mad at kids for not wantin’ to play down there. Why don’t you get mad at IU for not bein’ an attractive place to play. How bout that!!!

I wrote a crazy Hot Joint back in March entitled, “Drifting’ Out To Sea” where I explained to boyz what IU NEEDS to do in order to recruit and win but won’t! First of all, they’ve gotta get out of the stone ages and ride the birth canal into 2017-18. Start recruitin’ in the ghetto too, come out of those corny Candy Stripe pants that look a hot mess that looks like the year 1935, put the players names on the backs of their jerseys, let the head coach run the program and tell the good ole boyz to go somewhere and sit down.

There’s a reason why cats won’t go to Bloomington and until they start listenin’ they’ll keep missin’ out on all of this talent that the state of Indiana has to offer. Here’s a list of players that got drafted into the NBA that grew up in Indiana but shot spit balls at IU as they went somewhere else to play.

Let’s go back to 1988 because the Hoosiers won the national title in ’87. They’ve missed on Rick Fox (UNC), Glenn Robinson (Purdue, POY), all three of the Plumlee brothers with Mason, Miles and Marshall (Duke), they missed on two of the Zeller brothers, Tyler and Luke (UNC and ND), Rodney Carney (Memphis), Josh McRoberts (Duke), Zach Randolph (Michigan State), Greg Odon (OSU) Mike Conley (OSU), George Hill (IUPUI) Shawn Kemp (UK, JUCO), Sean May (UNC), Jeff and Marquis Teague (Wake Forest and UK) Courtney Lee (Western Kentucky), Eric Montross (UNC), Luke Harongody (ND), Robbie Hummel, E’Twan Moore and JaJuan Johnson (Purdue), Gordon Hayward (Butler), Gary Harris (Michigan State), Glenn Robinson III (Michigan), Trey Lyles (Kentucky), RJ Hunter (Georgia State).

And I know that the IU diehards will say they most of these cats weren’t good enough to play for the Hoosiers because some of them weren’t that highly recruited comin’ out of high school or some foolishness like that. Well playas…they all went to the NBA and IU hasn’t won a national title durin’ that time period. I’m just sayin’.

So I applaud Romeo for keepin’ his decision under wraps while he plays his senior year. It makes all of the sense in the world. Why deal with a bunch for ignorance if you don’t have to? I don’t think he should announce where he’s goin’ until after the season is over and he’s in route to whatever campus he decide to play on. Stay up young bruh and this is comin’ from an IU grad. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.

3) Dip: verb – to leave

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!