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Andre Keith Langford[1] (born September 15, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who last played for Panathinaikos of the Greek Basket League and the EuroLeague. Standing at 6' 4" (1.93 m), he primarily plays at the shooting guard position. He played college basketball at the University of Kansas. Langford was an All-EuroLeague First Team selection in 2014 and won the Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy twice.

Keith Langford
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Langford playing with Khimki Moscow in 2010.
Free agent
PositionShooting guard
Personal information
Born (1983-09-15) September 15, 1983 (age 35)
Fort Worth, Texas
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High schoolNorth Crowley (Fort Worth, Texas)
CollegeKansas (2001–2005)
NBA draft2005 / Undrafted
Playing career2005–present
Career history
2005–2006Fort Worth Flyers
2006Kansas Cagerz
2006–2007Triboldi Soresina
2007Austin Spurs
2007San Antonio Spurs
2007–2008Austin Toros
2008Angelico Biella
2008–2009Virtus Bologna
2009–2011Khimki
2011–2012Maccabi Tel Aviv
2012–2014Emporio Armani Milano
2014–2017UNICS
2017–2018Shenzhen Leopards
2018Maccabi Rishon Lezion
2018–2019Panathinaikos
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

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High schoolEdit

Langford played high school basketball and attended school at North Crowley High School, in Fort Worth, Texas.

College careerEdit

Langford played 4 years of men's NCAA Division I college basketball at the University of Kansas, playing with the Kansas Jayhawks, from 2001 to 2005.

Professional careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Langford was eligible for the 2005 NBA draft, but went undrafted. His first professional assignment was with the NBA Development League team Fort Worth Flyers where he averaged 11.5 points per game over 46 games. In 2006, he also played with the Kansas Cagerz of the now defunct United States Basketball League. Later in 2006, after having participated in the pre-season camp of the Houston Rockets, Langford signed his first overseas professional contract with the Italian second league team Triboldi Soresina, where he had a good season, averaging 19.7 points and almost five rebounds per game, being one of the most prolific guards of the entire league.

Langford played in two NBA regular season games for the San Antonio Spurs during the 2007–08 NBA season, tallying two points and two rebounds. After short tenure with them, he signed with another D-League team Austin Toros until the end of season. In 2008, he played 9 games with the Italian League team Angelico Biella.[2]

In the 2008–09 season, he signed with another Italian team, Virtus Bologna. With Virtus, he won Europe's third-tier level continental-wide basketball clubs competition, the EuroChallenge championship, and he was named the MVP of the Final Four.

Khimki MoscowEdit

In June 2009, Langford signed a two-year, million net income contract with the Russian team Khimki Moscow Region which played in the EuroLeague.[3][4]

In March 2011, he signed a four-year contract extension with Khimki, worth a guaranteed million in net income (after taxes).[5] In September 2011, however, Khimki announced that they would be dissolving his contract, after he struggled to bounce back from injuries.[6]

Maccabi Tel AvivEdit

On October 21, 2011, Langford signed a one-year contract with the Israeli League champions Maccabi Tel Aviv.[7][8] He was named the Adriatic League Final Four MVP in 2012.[9]

Olimpia MilanoEdit

In July 2012 he signed a two-year deal with Emporio Armani Milano worth €2.5 million euros net income.[10] In his second season with the team, he led Milano to the EuroLeague playoff series against Maccabi Tel Aviv. Milan had the home court advantage, and hosted the first two games of the series. Milan led by 12 points with about 2 minutes remaining in game 1, but Maccabi was able to tie the score a few seconds before the final buzzer. Langford had a chance to win the game from the foul line, but missed a crucial free throw, and the game went into overtime. Maccabi ended up winning by a score of 101-9, in a game which is considered one of the best in the club's history. Maccabi won the series 3-1, despite the 28 points of Langord in game 4, in Tel Aviv. Langord led the EuroLeague in scoring, with 17.6 points per game. In May 2014, he was awarded with the Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy, an annual award given to the EuroLeague's top scorer of the season.[11] He was also named to the All-EuroLeague First Team of the EuroLeague.[12] Langford led Milano to the Italian League title, for the first time since 1996.

UNICS KazanEdit

On July 4, 2014, Langford signed a two-year deal with the Russian club UNICS Kazan.[13] On April 16, 2015, he was named to the All-EuroCup Second Team for the 2014–15 EuroCup's season.[14]

On April 28, 2016, Langford earned the title of the 2015–16 VTB United League scoring champion. In 28 games during the regular season, he averaged 21.0 points per game.[15]

On June 11, 2016, Langford signed a two-year contract extension with UNICS.[16] On October 30, 2016, he set a new VTB United League scoring record, with 42 points scored, in a 98–71 win over Tsmoki-Minsk.[17] In May 2017, he was once again awarded with the Alphonso Ford EuroLeague Top Scorer Trophy, an annual award given to the EuroLeague's top scorer of the season. In 28 EuroLeague games he averaged 21,75 points per game.[18]

On July 11, 2017, Langford parted with UNICS.[19]

Shenzhen LeopardsEdit

On July 17, 2017, Langford signed with the Chinese team Shenzhen Leopards for the 2017–18 season.[20] Langford played 25 games for Shenzhen and averaged 15.9 points per game. However, on January 7, 2018, Langford parted ways with Shenzhen.[21]

Maccabi Rishon LeZionEdit

On March 18, 2018, Langford returned to Israel for a second stint, signing with Maccabi Rishon Lezion for the rest of the season.[22] On March 26, 2018, he made his debut in a 97–91 win over Bnei Herzliya, recording 20 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 steals off the bench.[23]

PanathinaikosEdit

On July 14, 2018, Langford signed a one-year deal with the Greek team Panathinaikos of the EuroLeague.[24] On February 17, 2019, Langford helped Panathinaikos to get the Greek Cup title by beating PAOK, in the cup final[25]), held at Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena, in Crete. Langford scored 17 points and had 5 rebounds.[26] On June 14, 2019, Langford won the Greek Basket League championship with Panathinaikos, after sweeping the play-off final series against Promitheas Patras.

National team careerEdit

Langford represented the United States national team at the 2015 Pan American Games, where he won a bronze medal.

Personal lifeEdit

Langford has two brothers who are also basketball players. His brother, Kevin, played college basketball for Texas Christian University, and has also played professionally in Europe. Langford's other brother, Justin Wesley, played for the Kansas Jayhawks.

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

Led the league

CollegeEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2001–02 Kansas 37 1 20.9 .493 .268 .699 3.3 1.5 .9 .3 7.9
2002–03 Kansas 38 38 32.8 .530 .289 .635 4.9 2.0 .9 .8 15.9
2003–04 Kansas 33 33 31.7 .479 .358 .669 5.0 3.5 1.1 .6 15.5
2004–05 Kansas 28 27 31.0 .465 .352 .601 4.0 2.8 .9 .2 14.4
Career 136 99 28.9 .494 .327 .649 4.3 2.4 .9 .5 13.3

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2009–10 Khimki 15 14 30.3 .513 .351 .757 3.5 3.0 1.1 .1 15.5 16.4
2010–11 10 10 34.6 .481 .351 .716 4.1 2.5 .8 .3 18.7 19.7
2011–12 Maccabi 20 14 23.9 .494 .325 .679 2.5 2.0 .7 .3 10.8 11.4
2012–13 Milano 10 10 31.3 .500 .410 .774 2.9 2.9 .9 .0 17.0 17.5
2013–14 25 22 29.9 .433 .364 .763 3.4 2.9 .6 .0 17.6 17.7
2014–15 UNICS 10 10 29.2 .492 .313 .738 3.5 2.3 1.1 .2 16.7 18.8
2016–17 28 28 34.0 .408 .363 .832 3.4 3.7 .8 .2 21.8 21.8
2018–19 Panathinaikos 25 9 19.9 .427 .391 .811 2.2 1.1 .7 .2 10.7 9.9
Career 143 117 30.4 .452 .362 .775 3.1 2.6 .8 .2 16.0 16.3

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2007–08 San Antonio 2 0 5.0 .250 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 1.0
Career 2 0 5.0 .250 .000 .000 1.0 .0 .0 .0 1.0

Domestic leaguesEdit

Season Team League GP MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2005–06 Fort Worth Flyers D-League 47 24.7 .503 .333 .659 3.1 2.4 .9 .3 11.9
2006–07 Vanoli Soresina Serie A2 33 31.3 .656 .333 .608 4.9 1.3 2.3 .8 19.7
2007–08 Austin Toros D-League 25 41.0 .567 .398 .710 5.8 3.8 1.6 .3 24.6
Angelico Biella LBA 9 33.1 .535 .286 .676 5.3 2.7 2.8 .0 13.9
2008–09 La Fortezza Bologna 34 28.4 .623 .389 .676 4.4 1.7 1.9 .7 13.4
2009–10 Khimki Superleague A 22 23.5 .532 .369 .737 3.0 2.5 .4 .1 11.8
VTB 7 26.3 .574 .406 .696 4.1 2.0 .3 .6 15.6
2010–11 PBL 15 28.5 .544 .391 .755 3.9 2.4 .9 .3 18.2
VTB 10 23.7 .627 .310 .725 2.5 2.5 .7 .1 13.8
2011–12 Maccabi Tel Aviv IBSL 22 28.3 .589 .406 .706 4.0 3.2 1.0 .2 14.2
ABA 19 22.8 .634 .324 .645 3.3 1.8 .7 .1 11.8
2012–13 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano LBA 29 27.0 .535 .434 .815 3.1 1.9 1.0 .1 14.8
2013–14 43 28.1 .578 .413 .793 3.1 2.0 .7 .2 16.7
2014–15 UNICS VTB 25 28.1 .471 .405 .777 4.0 2.2 1.0 .2 15.8

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Andre Keith LANGFORD.
  2. ^ "Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook". .kusports.com. March 20, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
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  4. ^ Talkbasket.net Keith Langford signs with Khimki. Archived July 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ "Shocking news in Russia: BC Khimky extends Langford's contract, more than 9 million dollars over the next four years" (in Hungarian). Worldbasket.com. Archived from the original on July 18, 2011. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
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  7. ^ "קית לנגפורד סיכם לעונה במכבי תל אביב". Walla.co.il. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  8. ^ Maccabi adds firepower with Langford
  9. ^ Keith Langford is the Final Four Tournament MVP.
  10. ^ Olimpia Milano officially signs Keith Langford
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  14. ^ "2014-15 All-Eurocup first, second teams announced". Eurocupbasketball.com. April 16, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
  15. ^ "Keith Langford Captures Scoring Title". vtb-league.com. April 28, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
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  17. ^ "Wins for Zenit and Unics, Langford with a new VTB record". Eurohoops.net. October 30, 2016.
  18. ^ "Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy goes to Keith Langford of Unics!". Euroleague.net. May 8, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  19. ^ "Спасибо, Кит!". unics.ru (in Russian). July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  20. ^ "Keith Langford signs a million contract to play in China with Shenzhen Leopards". Sportando.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  21. ^ "Keith Langford, Shenzhen Leopards parting ways". Sportando.com. January 7, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
  22. ^ "Keith Langford signs with Maccabi Rishon LeZion". Sportando.com. March 18, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
  23. ^ "Winner League, Game 21: M. Rishon Vs Herzliya - Box Score". basket.co.il. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
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