Joshua Langford

  • Guard/Forward
  • 6-5 / 196 cms
  •  198 lbs / 90
  •  Madison Academy ‘16
  •  Huntsville, Ala.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.
  • Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School Honors

  • 2013 MaxPreps Freshman All-American first team.
  • 2013 Gatorade Alabama Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
  • 2013 Max Preps Freshman All-America first team.
  • 2012 and 2013 Alabama Sports Writers Association Class 3A All-State first team.
  • 2012 and 2013 Alabama Class 3A Player of the Year.
  • 2013 Huntsville Times Player of the Year.
  • 2013 Alabama Class 3A State Tournament MVP and Alabama Class 3A All-Tournament Team.
  • 2012 and 2013 Class 3A Northwest Regional and Class 3A Area 15 MVP.

High School Notes

  • As a freshman in 2012-13, started all 35 games and averaged 23.9 ppg., 8.5 rpg., 2.9 apg., and 1.1 spg. in leading Madison Academy (Ala.) to a 23-12 record and the Alabama Class 3A state championship.
  • In his two games in the 2013 Alabama Class 3A State Tournament, averaged 25.5 ppg., 17.5 rpg. and 4.0 apg.
  • Posted 21 points, 19 rebounds and six assists in the 2013 state tournament final.
  • Played for the varsity team as an eighth grader in 2011-12 and helped advance his team to the Alabama Class 3A tournament semifinals; averaged 18.3 ppg., 6.6 rpg., 2.5 apg. and 2.4 spg. as Madison went 21-12.
  • In his two seasons, has compiled 1,394 points, 498 rebounds, 179 assists and 117 steals over 67 games, while shooting 49.9 percent from the field and 80.0 percent from the line.
  • Recorded single-game career-highs of 45 points, 19 rebounds and 12 assists.

Personal Notes

  • Born in Florence, Ala., on Jan. 15, 1997, and resides in Huntsville, Ala.
  • Son of Yolanda and Tellus Langford, has one younger sister, Jaden (11).
  • Is a member of the National Junior Honor Society and is on the Madison Principal List.
  • His grandfather (U.S. Army) and uncle (U.S. Marine Corps) served in the military.
  • Both parents played basketball at the University of North Alabama.
  • Started playing basketball when he was 7 years old.

The Inside Scoop

  • Most memorable moments from the 2012 Olympics were Usain Bolt and the USA Basketball team winning gold.
  • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: LeBron James, “he contributed to the team in every respect.”
  • Plans on majoring in: physical therapy.
  • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Ferrari.
  • Top five movies of all time: Life, Five Heartbeats, Get Rich or Die Tryin, More Than a Game and Twilight.
  • Favorite sports magazine: Sports Illustrated.
  • Pregame meal: Subway turkey sub on Italian.
  • Favorite app: Temple Run 2.
  • Favorite sports other than basketball: is interested in golf.
  • Favorite class: biology.
  • Favorite basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan.
  • Favorite Olympian: Usain Bolt.
  • Best player ever faced: James Young.
  • Most impressive person ever met: Penny Hardaway because, “of his perspective and knowledge of basketball.”
  • Would compare his game to: a variety of players.
  • This right hander wears No. 23 because: it’s his favorite number.
  • Away from the court, enjoys: having fun with family and friends.
  • Has never traveled outside of the United States.