According to multiple reports, Romeo Langford has received an invite to be in the “Green Room” for the NBA Draft, which is a mere 8 days away on June 20th. Currently, there have been 12 players invited out of a reported total of 20 available spots. Indiana Hoosiers’ Romeo Langford was among the second group of invitees, alongside North Carolina’s Nassir Little and Kentucky’s Tyler Herro.
The NBA Draft Green Room is a staging area where potential-draft picks, their families, and their agents sit during the NBA Draft live broadcast, and they are usually in an optimal location for television filming. Additionally they sit near the front of the stage to be in closer proximity to the draft stage. Players invited to the Green Room have a high expectation of being drafted early.
Generally speaking, the invitation comes as a positive sign for Langford’s draft prospects. Invites to the Green Room are given after communication with general managers, in order to invite players that are high on team’s draft boards. Similarly, the league attempts to avoid inviting a player who might have to suffer the awkwardness of waiting around for his name to be called. Thus, the fact that he was invited means teams have given him positive reviews and that he has a lower probability of falling in the draft.
With all of that being said, these invites are an imperfect science and, every year, there is a player who surprisingly is left waiting in the Green Room.
Langford is currently projected to be land between the 8th and 18th pick of the 2019 NBA Draft. This invite seems to indicate that the mocks are pretty accurate and that the Hoosier standout could be a late-lottery selection.
It is unknown at this time whether Langford will accept the invitation to appear in the Green Room with his family.
2019 NBA Draft Green Room Reported Invitation List
- Nickeil Alexander-Walker (Virginia Tech)
- R.J. Barrett (Duke)
- Goga Bitadze (Mega Bemax)
- Bol Bol (Oregon)
- Brandon Clarke (Gonzaga)
- Jarrett Culver (Texas Tech)
- Sekou Doumbouya (Limoges)
- Darius Garland (Vanderbilt)
- Rui Hachimura (Gonzaga)
- Jaxson Hayes (Texas)
- Tyler Herro (Kentucky)
- Keldon Johnson (Kentucky)
- De’Andre Hunter (Virginia)
- Romeo Langford (Indiana)
- Nassir Little (North Carolina)
- Ja Morant (Murray State)
- Cam Reddish (Duke)
- PJ Washington (Kentucky)
- Coby White (North Carolina)
- Zion Williamson (Duke)