Posted On: 08/2/18 7:18 PM
2019 La Jolla Country Day guard Ryan Langborg (Prep Hoops So-Cal #13 prospect) is a Princeton Tiger.
The 6-4 guard, arguably the top shooter on the West Coast, announced his verbal commitment to the Ivy League school Thursday evening.
Langborg said he felt the program was the best fit and fell in love with the campus during a visit in June.
“It is a great education, and when I stepped on campus and met the players and coaches, I had a feeling in my gut that I could see myself there,” Langborg said. “Their style of play matches what I do really well and I felt like I could fit very well at Princeton.”
When he arrives on campus in 2019, Langborg will be the third Southern California native on the roster: current standout forward Sebastian Much and reserve wing Vittorio Reynoso-Avila are the others.
Langborg selected Princeton over a host of schools, including Yale, Santa Clara, Pepperdine and Rice. He said he felt Princeton gave him the best chance to play in the NCAA tournament.
“It’s always been a big dream of mine to play in (the tournament),” Langborg said. “Princeton has won its fair share of titles, and based on their track record, I felt they had a better chance of making it.”
Langborg, who played his travel basketball with Gamepoint, has long been known as a top shooter. But he said that he has worked hard to become a more complete player, including dramatically improving his ball handling and on-ball defense.
“I have worked really hard to drop that title of being “just a shooter” and improve my game to the point where i can play combo guard and assume point guard responsibilities when needed,” Langborg said. “I have worked hard to get my feet quicker, because I know people look at me and think I’m not the most athletic guard in the world, and I think I have really made progress in that category.”
Langborg said that he is looking forward to his senior year, when he has a chance to surpass 2,000 points for his career and possibly win an Open Division title. He and his team won the CIF Division 2 title his freshman year.
“Whatever it takes for our team to do really is what I am excited to do,” Langborg said.