Langford assisting with Fab Melo

Josh Langford

Josh Langford, a 2010 Louisville commit, had an excellent showing at the Adidas Take Five Classic. Of course, it doesn't hurt when you play alongside five-star center prospect Fabricio De Melo. That's why the Louisville-bound forward is working to get Melo to join him in college.

Josh Langford had an impressive outing at the Adidas It Takes Five Classic in Cincinnati.

Langford helped the Florida Rams to two wins on the opening day, notching 24 points while grabbing more than ten rebounds in both contests. Along the way, Langford showed his elite-level athleticism with some nasty power dunks, strong rebounds in the paint and a couple wicked blocks.

Though Langford still does most of his offensive work around the basket, he's trying to expand his perimeter skills. Last month, the 6-6 lefty spent time in Louisville where he worked hard to improve the jump shot.

"It's going good but I've got to get more in shape," Langford said. "I put up a lot of shots in Louisville at the YUM Center last week and I've been shooting every day."

While in Louisville, Langford worked out with several current Louisville players, plus one NBA star.

"It was tough. It was way harder than high school," Langford said. "They're stronger. It's like playing against grown men. I played against Terrence Jennings, Rajon Rondo and Edgar Sosa. It was tough the first time I played with them but I stuck with it."

This spring, Langford's commitment with Louisville came into question after an internet report inaccurately reported that he had decided to re-open his recruitment and consider other schools, one being Memphis. Langford, however, says he's solid with his commitment to the Cards.

"I'm solid with Louisville," Langford said. "It was just a misunderstanding with a reporter I spoke with during an interview."

Now that he's set to play at Louisville next year, Langford is working hard to convince Florida Ram teammate Fab Melo to come with him and play for the Cardinals.

"I love his game," Langford said. "He's not lazy for a big man. He's 7-foot, gets up the court well, shoots well and he's strong."

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