Andre Keith Langford (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.
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.
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.
In March 2011, he signed a four-year contract extension with Khimki, worth a guaranteed million in net income (after taxes). In September 2011, however, Khimki announced that they would be dissolving his contract, after he struggled to bounce back from injuries.
Maccabi Tel AvivEdit
In July 2012 he signed a two-year deal with Emporio Armani Milano worth €2.5 million euros net income. 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. He was also named to the All-EuroLeague First Team of the EuroLeague. Langford led Milano to the Italian League title, for the first time since 1996.
On June 11, 2016, Langford signed a two-year contract extension with UNICS. 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. 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.
On July 11, 2017, Langford parted with UNICS.
On July 17, 2017, Langford signed with the Chinese team Shenzhen Leopards for the 2017–18 season. Langford played 25 games for Shenzhen and averaged 15.9 points per game. However, on January 7, 2018, Langford parted ways with Shenzhen.
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. 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.
On July 14, 2018, Langford signed a one-year deal with the Greek team Panathinaikos of the EuroLeague. On February 17, 2019, Langford helped Panathinaikos to get the Greek Cup title by beating PAOK, in the cup final), held at Heraklion Indoor Sports Arena, in Crete. Langford scored 17 points and had 5 rebounds. 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 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.
|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|
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|
|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|
|2008–09||La Fortezza Bologna||34||28.4||.623||.389||.676||4.4||1.7||1.9||.7||13.4|
|2011–12||Maccabi Tel Aviv||IBSL||22||28.3||.589||.406||.706||4.0||3.2||1.0||.2||14.2|
|2012–13||EA7 Emporio Armani Milano||LBA||29||27.0||.535||.434||.815||3.1||1.9||1.0||.1||14.8|
- Andre Keith LANGFORD.
- "Gary Bedore's KU basketball notebook". .kusports.com. March 20, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- "KUsports.com Khimki signs Langford". .kusports.com. June 12, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- Talkbasket.net Keith Langford signs with Khimki. Archived July 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
- "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.
- "Keith Langford on his way to leave Khimki Moscow". Sportando.net. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- "קית לנגפורד סיכם לעונה במכבי תל אביב". Walla.co.il. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
- Maccabi adds firepower with Langford
- Keith Langford is the Final Four Tournament MVP.
- Olimpia Milano officially signs Keith Langford
- "Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy goes to Keith Langford, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan". Euroleague.net. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- "2013-14 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". Euroleague.net. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
- Кит Лэнгфорд в УНИКСе (in Russian). unics.ru. Retrieved July 4, 2014.
- "2014-15 All-Eurocup first, second teams announced". Eurocupbasketball.com. April 16, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015.
- "Keith Langford Captures Scoring Title". vtb-league.com. April 28, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
- "Keith Langford signs a two-year contract with Unics Kazan". Sportando.com. June 11, 2016. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
- "Wins for Zenit and Unics, Langford with a new VTB record". Eurohoops.net. October 30, 2016.
- "Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy goes to Keith Langford of Unics!". Euroleague.net. May 8, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
- "Спасибо, Кит!". unics.ru (in Russian). July 11, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
- "Keith Langford signs a million contract to play in China with Shenzhen Leopards". Sportando.com. July 17, 2017. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- "Keith Langford, Shenzhen Leopards parting ways". Sportando.com. January 7, 2018. Retrieved March 19, 2018.
- "Keith Langford signs with Maccabi Rishon LeZion". Sportando.com. March 18, 2018. Retrieved March 18, 2018.
- "Winner League, Game 21: M. Rishon Vs Herzliya - Box Score". basket.co.il. March 26, 2018. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
- "Panathinaikos signs Keith Langford". Sportando.com. July 14, 2018. Retrieved July 14, 2018.
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