Chasing Damon Bailey: Romeo Langford climbs to No. 9 on Indiana's all-time scoring record

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Romeo Langford scored 35 points and moved into 10th on the state's all-time scoring list as New Albany beat Silver Creek, 73-65 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Saturday. Clark Wade / IndyStar

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New Albany High School senior Romeo Langford (1) makes a move to the basket along the baseline during the first half a varsity basketball game at Southport High School, Saturday, December 9, 2017. Southport hosted the Tip-Off Classic tournament through the weekend. (Photo: Doug McSchooler/for IndyStar)Buy Photo

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New Albany star Romeo Langford is chasing Indiana high school basketball history this season.

With 17 games (at most, with a state title run) left on the schedule after New Albany‘s win over Scottsburg Saturday, he‘ll need a robust 40.4 points per game to catch Damon Bailey, the state‘s all-time leading scorer. If it‘s 16 games, thanks to a sectional bye, he‘d need 42.9 points per.

Langford scored 42 points Saturday against Saturday. He currently sits at 2,447 points.

Here‘s who Langford is due to catch next:

No. 8 (2,465, Billy Shepherd)

Shepherd was a two-time All-State selection with the Carmel Greyhounds and was named Mr. Basketball in 1968. He played under his dad, and the duo was the first father-son All-Star coach and player pair. 

He played at Butler University for three seasons under Tony Hinkle. He left as Butler‘s all-time leading scorer with over 1,700 points.

IHSAA career scoring leaders

1.    Damon Bailey, Bedford North Lawrence 1990 (3,134 points)
2.    Marion Pierce, Lewisville 1961 (3,019)
3.    Deshaun Thomas, Fort Wayne Bishop Luers 2010 (3,018)
4.    Brody Boyd, Union (Dugger) 2000 (2,632)
5.    Rick Mount, Lebanon 1966 (2,595)
6.    Trevon Bluiett, Park Tudor 2014 (2,568)
7.    Cooper Neese, Cloverdale 2017 (2,496)
8.    Billy Shepherd, Carmel 1968 (2,465)
9. Romeo Langford, New Albany (2,447)
10. Alan Henderson, Brebeuf Jesuit 1991 (2,419)
11..  James Blackmon, Jr., Marion 2014 (2,387)
12. Mike Edwards, Greenfield 1969 (2,343)

Romeo Langford on his recruitment:

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New Albany's Romeo Langford on his recruiting process Dakota Crawford/IndyStar

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