Josh Langford

Updated as of 4/19/2021, scouting report written by Alan Lu.

Height: 6-5
Weight: 205
College: Michigan State
Classification: Senior
Birthdate: 1/15/1997

Projected Draft Range: Likely Undrafted

Pros:

Decent shooter, especially from deep
Solid scorer on the break
Adequate scorer off the dribble
Adequate playmaker
Above average athlete

Cons:

Lacks an elite first step off the dribble
Needs to improve his ball handling, especially when going to his left
Can be too passive on offense
Needs to improve his rebounding
May struggle to guard quicker players
Missed considerable time due to a foot injury
Not an elite athlete

Summary:

Josh Langford is a skilled, 6-5 swingman that excelled as a shooter in college basketball.  Langford showed considerable promise as a prospect early on, and he was an athletic sharpshooter that once averaged 15 points per game, as he made 40% of his threes as a junior for Michigan State.  Unfortunately, he ended up missing a lot of time due to a foot injury, and he wasn’t quite the same player this season as a redshirt senior.

He was quite effective as a sharpshooter during his first three seasons in college basketball for Michigan State, but it seems that injuries took a toll on him, which hurt his effectiveness on offense a bit this past year.  He still was able to help his team get to the 2021 NCAA Tournament, and he was able to help out as a role player for Michigan State.  Recently, he effectively announced his retirement from basketball, and his playing career has come to an end.

Links:

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

DraftExpress Profile

RealGM Profile

The Detroit News’ Article on Langford’s foot injury

Detroit Free Press’ Article on Langford’s Choice to End His Basketball Career

Games Scouted:

11/29/16 Michigan State vs. Duke

1/24/17 Michigan State vs. Purdue

3/17/17 Michigan State vs. Miami (Fl)

11/14/17 Michigan State vs. Duke

1/7/18 Michigan State vs. Ohio State

11/6/18 Michigan State vs. Kansas

11/22/18 Michigan State vs. UCLA

12/1/20 Michigan State vs. Duke

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