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Thursday, April 12, 2018 1:00 am

College notebook

Langford to make college choice April 30

Staff, news services

Five-star guard Romeo Langford will make his college decision April 30 at New Albany High School, his father, Tim Langford announced Wednesday.

Langford, the top unsigned player in the class of 2018, is choosing between Indiana, Vanderbilt and Kansas.

The three finalists have been set since November and Langford said that he doesn't plan to make any other campus visits before the decision, although he did say he'd allow Indiana to have “the last word.”

One of the finalists, Kansas, was mentioned in an indictment released Tuesday by prosecutors in New York who have charged Adidas executives with wire fraud for arranging payments to families of high school recruits.

Tim Langford told the Courier Journal on Tuesday his family would discuss what effect the news would have on his son's decision.

Purdue's Haas sued over STD

Purdue center Isaac Haas was served with a civil suit Tuesday, alleging that he'd lied to a former partner about having an incurable sexually transmitted disease and had infected her.

The $1 million suit was filed in Tippecanoe Circuit Court by Alyssa Chambers, who claims she contracted herpes from Haas, and names Purdue University as a co-defendant. 

Haas told Chambers he had been treated for chlamydia when they had sex in May 2017, according to the lawsuit. He said in text messages to Chambers that Purdue University Student Health Services had told him he was “clean.” 

Boilers' Taylor transferring

Purdue center Jacquil Taylor announced in an Instagram post that he will transfer to another school to finish his eligibility.

Taylor will be a graduate transfer and will not have to sit out a year.

He will have at least one of year eligibility left and two if the NCAA allows him a sixth year because of his injury history.

Taylor averaged 1.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.1 minutes per game during his final season at Purdue.

Purdue hands out team awards

Purdue gave out its annual team awards, giving the John Wooden Most Valuable Player Award to sophomore guard Carsen Edwards. 

Former Bishop Dwenger forward Grady Eifert won the Ray Eddy “Mr. Hustle” Award, named for the forward who played at Purdue in the 1930s and coached the Boilers from 1950 to 1965.

IPFW women add two recruits

The IPFW women's basketball team announced the signing of a pair of recruits. Forward Camara Douglas signed out of Mount Miguel High School in San Diego, while guard Sierra Bell will play for the Mastodons after spending a year at Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Nebraska.

IU at Colts Pro Day

A trio of Hoosier football players – quarterback Richard Lagow, receiver Simmie Cobbs Jr. and tight end Ian Thomas – will participate today in the Colts' local Pro Day for prospects from the area, Thomas is projected as a second-round pick.