Rick Pitino: Adidas Reps Met About Keeping Romeo Langford Away from Nike, UA

Rick Pitino: Adidas Reps Met About Keeping Romeo Langford Away from Nike, UA

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Former Louisville head coach Rick Pitino said representatives from Adidas met with him to discuss ways to keep 2018 recruit Romeo Langford from youth basketball leagues sponsored by Nike and Under Armour.

“The way they phrased it, it was whoever [shoe company] was going to pay [Langford’s dad’s] AAU program the most money, gets it,” Pitino said in an interview with Will Hobson of the Washington Post.

Langford, who is 247Sports’ sixth-ranked recruit in the 2018 class, dropped Louisville from his list of potential schools last September after the school was implicated in

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