Twin Basketball Stars Honor Their Father’s Legacy

Posted on March 28, 2024

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Keyford Langley ’92 with his sons, Kobe and Keyshaun, l-r

Playing was pure joy. And the stats show it for Keyford Langley ’92, star UNCG point guard who still holds the program record for three-point percentage after all these years.

But nothing quite matched the thrill of seeing his twin sons Keyshaun ’23 and Kobe Langley ’23 make their mark on UNCG Basketball these past few years, game after game. Even if Keyshaun almost bested his dad’s record a year ago.

From seats six rows behind the bench, he and wife, Toni, have cheered them on. If there are bigger fans, we don’t know of them.

In December, the squad defeated No. 14-ranked Arkansas on the road. “It was the best win in the history of the program for so many reasons,” Keyford said. It showed what the team was made of.

“Blue-collar, gritty, under-the-radar, fighting-for-inches. These players know and believe that they can compete and win big games.”

When the season ended, we asked about his favorite memories. There were exciting passes and dunks, but the thing that makes him smile? “When Keyshaun and Kobe would walk to the bench after a timeout or at the end of the game with their arm around each other. It always reminded me when they stated they wanted to go to the same school and experience the ups and downs together. We’ve been so blessed to see them perform for so many years at a program that continues to make history.”

This year’s squad finished with 21 wins, 11 losses overall, 12-6 in SoCon play. That marked 20 or more wins for the program in seven of the last eight years.

Keyshaun led the SoCon in three-point percentage and was 13th-best nationally. Kobe, for the second straight year, earned the SoCon Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Kobe, who graduated with an information systems management degree last spring and is now completing a master’s in cybersecurity, plans to play overseas. Keyshaun, who earned his degree in business administration last spring and is currently majoring in professional studies, plans to do the same.

They also look forward to joining their parents in the stands at some future point – all rooting for the Blue and Gold.

Text by Mike Harris ’93 MA
Photo courtesy University Communications.

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