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Langford receives NBA Draft invite

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The guard reportedly joins stars like Zion Williamson in receiving an invite to the green room for the draft later this month

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Romeo Langford dribbles the ball against the Purdue Boilermakers at Assembly Hall on February 19, 2019.
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Each year as the NBA Draft approaches the league sends out invitations to high-profile draftees to come and hang out in the green room at the event, waiting for their name to be called so they can go up on stage, shake the commissioner’s hand, get a picture, etc. It’s a boost to the television coverage of the draft and it’s a great thing to do for the players. On Wednesday it was reported that IU guard Romeo Langford will join guys like Zion Williamson, Ja Morant and Darius Garland in receiving an invitation:

Langford will be the fifth Hoosier in the last decade to sit in the green room. OG Anunoby is the most recent, waiting until the 23rd overall pick to hear his name called. Back in 2014 ninth overall pick Noah Vonleh shook fresh-faced commissioner Adam Silver’s hand, as it was his first time running the draft after taking over for David Stern. In 2013, of course, it was Victor Oladipo and Cody Zeller both getting quick exits from the green room, going second and fourth overall respectively. The 2019 NBA Draft kicks off at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 20.