Langdon captures Russian League title (Basketball)

June 7, 2010
Trajan Langdon

I don’t speak Russian, but I know the word for champion: Trajan Langdon.

Langdon, of Anchorage fame, helped CSKA Moscow win its fifth consecutive Russian League crown today, thanks to a 76-60 victory over BC Khimky in Game 3 that completed the sweep in the best-of-5 championship series.

The former NBA guard bagged 13 points, three rebounds and three steals in just 22 minutes before fouling out.

Langdon, 34, averaged 16 points in the Russian League Finals, up from his season average of 12.9 in 53 games this season.

It was the eighth time in eight career seasons overseas that the 6-foot-3 Alaskan averaged double figures for the season.

This season, however, was one of his best. Not only did he lead CSKA to championships in the Russian League and Russian Cup, his team advanced to the semifinals of the Euroleague Final Four.

Langdon also broke into the top 10 on the Euroleague career scoring and steals list and was selected to the All-Decade Team in the Euroleague, the overseas equivalent of the NBA.

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