No one-and-done craze? No Dunk City? Some of what might have been if Rick Pitino had stayed at Kentucky
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Last Thursday night, New Albany High School's Romeo Langford, the No. 2 junior in all of high school basketball, hosted La Lumiere's Brian Bowen, the 13th-ranked senior. In prep hoops world, this was big -- big enough to earn a prime-time spot on ESPN2, in fact, and thus big enough to lure household-name college coaches out of practice gyms and onto charter jets. New Albany High School sits 15 minutes north of the Louisville campus, just over the Indiana side of the Ohio River. Louisville coach Rick Pitino didn't have to arrange air travel. Otherwise, though, it was your standard recruiting routine: show up, find a seat, be seen -- most crucially, by the prospect you're targeting (Langford), but also, probably, by a television camera or two -- grant a few selfie requests, and dip. Which is more or less what Pitino was doing when a funny thing happened. Midway through the game's first quarter, ESPN2's camera cut to a shot of the coach with an accompanying identification.
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