Deal with Langford

AEK BC announces the one-year agreement with Keith Langford.

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

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 June 2009, Langford signed a two-year, million net income contract with the Russian team Khimki Moscow Region which played in the EuroLeague. On October 21, 2011, Langford signed a one-year contract with the Israeli League champions Maccabi Tel Aviv. He was named the Adriatic League Final Four MVP in 2012.

In July 2012 he signed a two-year deal with Emporio Armani Milano. 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 July 4, 2014, Langford signed a two-year deal with the Russian club UNICS Kazan. On April 16, 2015, he was named to the All-EuroCup Second Team for the 2014–15 EuroCup’s season. 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.

On July 17, 2017, Langford signed with the Chinese team Shenzhen Leopards for the 2017–18 season. On March 18, 2018, Langford returned to Israel for a second stint, signing with Maccabi Rishon Lezion for the rest of the season. On July 14, 2018, Langford signed a one-year deal with Panathinaikos. 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.