AUBURN, Ala. -- Forward Josh Langford, the top-ranked player in Alabama, became the first major addition of the Tony Barbee era Thursday when he signed to play with Auburn in 2010-11.
Langford, a 6-foot-7, 207-pound small forward from Lee High in Huntsville is the first No. 1 player in the state to sign with the Tigers since Doc Robinson did in 1995.
Langford finished ranked No. 1 on the final 2010 Birmingham News Boys Super Seniors list. He was also named MVP of the annual Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in March after scoring a game-high 25 points.
He led Lee High to the Class 5A State championship last season, averaging 22 points and 13 rebounds.
Langford had offers from a host of schools, including West Virginia, Louisville, Clemson, Alabama, Georgia and Ole Miss. Barbee recruited the forward when he was at UTEP.