Keith Langford

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Keith Langford
KeithLangfordBCKhimki.jpg
Langford playing with Khimki Moscow in 2010
No. 5 – UNICS Kazan
Position Shooting guard / Point guard
League VTB United League
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1983-09-15) September 15, 1983 (age 32)
Fort Worth, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight 198 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school North Crowley (Fort Worth, Texas)
College Kansas (2001–2005)
NBA draft 2005 / Undrafted
Playing career 2005–present
Career history
2005–2006 Fort Worth Flyers
2006 Kansas Cagerz
2006–2007 Triboldi Soresina
2007 Austin Toros
2007 San Antonio Spurs
2007–2008 Austin Toros
2008 Angelico Biella
2008–2009 Virtus Bologna
2009–2011 Khimki
2011–2012 Maccabi Tel Aviv
2012–2014 Emporio Armani Milano
2014–present UNICS Kazan
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Keith Langford (born September 15, 1983) is an American professional basketball player who plays for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. Standing at 6' 4" (1.93 m), he primarily plays at the shooting guard position. He played college basketball at the University of Kansas.

College career[edit]

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

Professional career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Langford declared 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.[1]

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

Khimki Moscow[edit]

In June 2009, Langford signed a two-year, $2 million net income contract with the Russian team Khimki Moscow Region which played in the Eurolegue.[2][3]

In March 2011, he signed a four-year contract extension with Khimki, worth a guaranteed $9 million in net income (after taxes).[4] In September 2011, however, Khimki announced that they would be dissolving his contract, after he struggled to bounce back from injuries.[5]

Maccabi Tel Aviv[edit]

On October 21, 2011, Langford signed a one-year contract with the Israeli League champions Maccabi Tel Aviv.[6][7] He was named the Adriatic League Final Four MVP in 2012.[8]

Olimpia Milano[edit]

In July 2012 he signed a two-year deal with Emporio Armani Milano worth 2.5M euros.[9] In his second season with the team, he led Milano to the Euroleague playoff series against Maccabi Tel Aviv. Milan had the homecourt 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 few seconds before the buzzer. Langford had a chance to win the game from the foul line, but missed a crucial free throw, and the game went to overtime. Maccabi have won 99-101 in a game which is considered one of the best in the club's history. Maccabi won the series 1-3, despite 28 points of Langord in game 4 in Tel Aviv. Langord led the Euroleague with 17.6 points per game. In May 2014, he was awarded with the Alphonso Ford Trophy, an annual award given to the Euroleague's top scorer of the season.[10] He was also named to the All-Euroleague First Team of the Euroleague.[11] Langford led Milano to the Italian League title, for the first time since 1996.

UNICS Kazan[edit]

On July 4, 2014, Langford signed a two-year deal with the Russian club UNICS Kazan.[12] On April 16, 2015, he was named to the All-Eurocup Second Team.[13]

Personal life[edit]

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

Career statistics[edit]

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

College[edit]

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

Euroleague[edit]

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 Khimki 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 Milano 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
Career 90 80 29.3 .477 .356 .742 3.3 2.6 .8 .1 15.7 16.4

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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 leagues[edit]

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 Legadue 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 Lega A 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 BC Khimki Superleague A 22 23.5 .532 .369 .737 3.0 2.5 .4 .1 11.8
VTB United League 7 26.3 .574 .406 .696 4.1 2.0 .3 .6 15.6
2010-11 Russian PBL 15 28.5 .544 .391 .755 3.9 2.4 .9 .3 18.2
VTB United League 10 23.7 .627 .310 .725 2.5 2.5 .7 .1 13.8
2011-12 Maccabi Tel Aviv B.C. Ligat HaAl 22 28.3 .589 .406 .706 4.0 3.2 1.0 .2 14.2
Adriatic League 19 22.8 .634 .324 .645 3.3 1.8 .7 .1 11.8
2012-13 EA7 Emporio Armani Milano Lega A 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 BC UNICS VTB United League 25 28.1 .471 .405 .777 4.0 2.2 1.0 .2 15.8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Gary Bedore’s KU basketball notebook". .kusports.com. March 20, 2008. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ "KUsports.com Khimki signs Langford". .kusports.com. June 12, 2009. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Talkbasket.net Keith Langford signs with Khimki. Archived July 17, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Shocking news in Russia: BC Khimky extends Langford's contract, more than 9 million dollars over the next four years" (in Hungarian). Worldbasket.com. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Keith Langford on his way to leave Khimki Moscow". Sportando.net. Retrieved October 20, 2011. 
  6. ^ "קית לנגפורד סיכם לעונה במכבי תל אביב". Walla.co.il. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  7. ^ Maccabi adds firepower with Langford
  8. ^ Keith Langford is the Final Four Tournament MVP.
  9. ^ Olimpia Milano officially signs Keith Langford
  10. ^ "Alphonso Ford Top Scorer Trophy goes to Keith Langford, EA7 Emporio Armani Milan". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  11. ^ "2013-14 All-Euroleague First and Second Teams announced". Euroleague.net. Retrieved 9 May 2014. 
  12. ^ Кит Лэнгфорд в УНИКСе (in Russian). unics.ru. Retrieved 4 July 2014. 
  13. ^ "2014-15 All-Eurocup first, second teams announced". Eurocupbasketball.com. April 16, 2015. Retrieved July 26, 2015. 

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