Trajan Langdon was a gifted shooter right from the get-go. He set the Alaska 4A Record of 2,200 career points and was a 3-Time Alaskan Player of the Year. At Duke he was named First Team All-American as a senior. He set the school record for most career 3-point field goals made (which was later broken by J. J. Redick in 2006), earning him the nickname “The Alaskan Assassin.” After being taken with the 11th overall pick in the 1999 NBA Draft by the Cleveland Cavaliers, Langdon only played in 10 games his rookie season, after having surgery on his knee. From there on, he was never really the same player as he was at Duke.
In three seasons in Cleveland, he never averaged more than six points per game, and didn’t even average two three-point attempts per game. The gifted sharp-shooter was simply never able to fully showcase his talents in the NBA, for one reason or another. After leaving Cleveland in 2002, after only three seasons, Langdon played in Italy, Turkey, and then Russia, until he retired in 2011. After his playing days ended, Langdon was a scout for the San Antonio Spurs, from 2012 to 2015, and in March of 2016, he was named the assistant general manager of the Brooklyn Nets.