An underrated player who should contend for All-America honors this season... A slashing guard/forward who can pour in points in a hurry... Has steadily improved his three-point shooting during his tenure in Lawrence to become more of an outside threat... A smooth lefty who is deceptively quick and has an uncanny knack for getting to the rim, even in traffic... One of the best leapers on the squad... Solid at defending on the perimeter... An impressive rebounder for his size... A reliable free throw shooter... A clutch performer, Langford often saves his best games for the biggest stage, as he has been named to three NCAA all-tournament teams.
Junior Season (2003-04)
Earned USBWA All-District 6 honors... Named Second Team All-Big 12... A member of the NABC All-District 12 Second Team... Listed as a Wooden Award Finalist... Played and started in all 33 games... Ranked second on the team in both scoring, rebounding and assists with 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game... Shot 47.9 percent from the field and 35.8 percent from three-point land... Tallied 35 steals and 19 blocks... Reached double figures in scoring on 27 occasions... Led the team in scoring 12 times... Had six 20+ point games... Ranked ninth in the Big 12 in scoring... Was second on the team and 10th in the league with a 1.44 assist-to-turnover ratio... Pumped in a season-high 24 points on three occasions including the season-opener versus UT Chattanooga on Nov. 21... Also scored 24 points in the third game of the year on Dec. 1 at TCU with the help of 9-of-10 shooting from the field... Registered a double-double versus Fort Hays State on Dec. 10 with 12 points and 10 rebounds... Dropped in 24 points, including 14 free throws versus Villanova on Jan. 2... Tallied 21 points in a win at Texas A&M on Jan. 17... Lit up Iowa State for 20 points and seven rebounds on Jan. 31... Collected 22 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals versus Oklahoma on Feb. 29... Scored 10 points, grabbed 10 boards and dished four assists in a win over Missouri on March 12 in the Big 12 Tournament.
Sophomore Season (2002-03)
Named to the NCAA All-Final Four Team... Also earned NCAA Tournament West Region All-Tournament Team honors... An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection... Named to the Big 12 All-Underrated Team... Started all 38 games, ranking third on the team with 15.9 points per game while pulling down 4.9 boards per contest... Shot 53.0 percent from the field... Ranked 10th in the Big 12 in scoring and seventh in field goal percentage... Played a career-high 32.8 minutes per contest... Dished out 2.0 assists per game and recorded 31 blocks and 34 steals on the year... Scored in double-figures 35 times and led the team in scoring on 10 occasions... Racked up 24 points on an impressive 10-for-11 shooting against UNC Greensboro on Nov. 22... Registered his first career double-double -- 17 points and 10 boards -- on Nov. 29 versus Florida... Had 23 points, seven boards and five assists on Dec. 4 against Central Missouri State... Tallied 21 points in a loss to Oregon on Dec. 7... Poured in a career-high 27 points on 11-of-19 shooting against No. 1 Arizona on Jan. 25... Scored 20 points on 10-of-13 shooting at Texas Tech on March 3... Scorched Utah State for 22 points in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 20... Poured in 23 points on 11-of-14 shooting against Marquette in the NCAA National Semifinals on April 5.
Played seven games for the NIT All-Stars in Canada, going 6-1 on their tour... Averaged 8.7 points and 3.6 rebounds while shooting 57.5 percent from the floor.
Freshman Season (2001-02)
Named to the NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament team... Earned the Clyde Lovellette Most Improved Player Award at the team's annual postseason banquet... Saw action in all 37 games, starting once (versus Stanford on March 16)... Averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game in 20.9 minutes of action... Shot 49.3 percent from the field... Nailed 11 three-point field goals... Shot nearly 70 percent from the line... Dished out 54 assists, rejected 12 shots and tallied 34 steals... Was the first player off the bench 23 times -- tying for a team-high... Scored in double-figures 11 times and led the Jayhawks in scoring once... Made his KU debut in the Maui Invitational Nov. 19-21, where he scored in double-figures in all three games -- versus Ball State, Houston and Seton Hall... Enjoyed a breakout game against No. 4 Arizona on Dec. 1, scoring 19 points on 7-of-11 shooting... Scored in double-figures in back-to-back games against South Carolina State (12) and North Dakota (11) on Dec. 15 and 22, respectively... Tallied 12 points and seven boards versus No. 5 Oklahoma on Jan. 19... Scored seven points -- including the game-winning three-pointer -- to go with three rebounds at Nebraska on Feb. 24... Had 14 points and four boards at Missouri on March 3... Went 5-for-7 from the field en route to 15 points, three rebounds and three assists against Illinois in the Sweet 16 on March 22... Had a career game versus Oregon on March 24, scoring a then-career-high 20 points to go with a then-career-best eight rebounds against the Ducks in the NCAA Midwest Regional Final in Madison, Wis.
North Crowley High School (2001)... Coached by Tommy Brakel... Named first-team All-State by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches his senior year... An All-State selection by the Texas Sportswriters Association his junior and senior seasons... Earned North Texas Player of the Year honors from the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram in 2001... Dallas Morning News All-Area first team his senior year... Texas Basketball Magazine first-team All-State selection as a senior... Named a McDonald's High School All-American Top 100 Finalist in 2001... A Nike All-American his senior campaign... Named honorable mention All-America by Street and Smith's, USA Today and Sporting News his senior year... Averaged 25.7 points, 8.6 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in 2001... Led North Crowley to a 29-5 record his senior year, while carrying the Panthers to the District 8-4A championship, the Region I Bi-District crown and the Area 4A title... Posted a school-record 1,844 career points and 844 rebounds... Notched 19 double-doubles in 2001... Put up 40 points to go with 20 rebounds against Burleson High on Feb. 13, 2001... Poured in 18.3 points to go with 7.2 rebounds per game as a junior... Rated the ninth-best prep shooting guard prospect in the nation by ESPN.com.
Off The Court
A very superstitious person, Langford is known for changing shoes at halftime of games in which he has a bad first half, and he also used to own a pair of lucky socks... Langford maintains an extremely close relationship with his biggest fan -- his mother Charlene Taylor... Earned the nickname "Ke-Freeze" in high school after teammates claimed that he had ice in his veins... Langford looks up to another smooth, left-handed wing player, Chicago Bulls guard Jalen Rose... Originally committed to Mississippi, then eventually chose the Jayhawks over Cincinnati and Oklahoma... Langford didn't begin playing basketball until eighth grade with just one summer of AAU experience... Some former Jayhawks to sport No. 5 include Charlie Hoag, Howard Engleman and Terry Nooner.
2004: USBWA All-District 6... Second Team All-Big 12... NABC All-District 12 Second Team... Wooden Award Finalist... Preseason First-Team All-Big 12 (Media)... Honorable Mention Preseason All-Big 12 (Coaches)... Wooden Award Preseason Top 50... Ted Owens Defensive Player Award... James Naismith Captain Award. 2003: NCAA All-Final Four Team... NCAA Tournament West Region All-Tournament Team... Honorable mention All-Big 12... Big 12 All-Underrated Team. 2002: NCAA Midwest Regional All-Tournament team... Clyde Lovellette Most Improved Player Award.