Euroleague Final MVP: Trajan Langdon, CSKA Moscow

May 05, 2008 by Print
Trajan Langdon MVP - CSKA Moscow, EB Champion 2007-08 - Final Four Madrid 2008 One of the steadiest players of the decade, Trajan Langdon of CSKA Moscow, was selected Final Four MVP in a vote of media after leading the winners with 21 points and 7 rebounds. Langdon’s choice as the Euroleague Final Four MVP tops an outstanding career in the competition. At age 31 – he turns 32 on May 13 – Langdon has won two Euroleague titles and made it to four title games in five years in the competition. Langdon previously won it all with CSKA in 2006 and reached the title game again last season. He also played in the Euroleague final with Benetton Treviso in 2003.

Born in Palo Alto, California, and raised in Alaska, Langdon is a cold-blooded shooter, who had one of his career-best performances on Sunday night. Langdon fired in 2-for-2 two-pointers, 4-for-5 three-pointers and 5-for-6 free throws on his way to 21 points, leading six CSKA players in double digits. Langdon added 7 rebounds, an assist, 2 steals and 7 fouls drawn for a 33 index, the highest ranking in a Euroleague final since Anthony Parker had 34 in the 2004 title game.

After four years shining at Duke University, Langdon joined the Cleveland Cavaliers for three years before signing for Benetton Treviso en route to becoming a European basketball superstar. In his six seasons in Europe, Langdon has also won the Italian League with Benetton in 2003, the Turkish League with Efes Pilsen in 2004 and consecutive Russian Leagues with CSKA in 2006 and 2007. He has a chance to win another one this season. Langdon is at the prime of his career and his MVP award adds even more value to an incredible career in European club basketball.