Langdon Signs With Italian League Champs

TREVISO, Italy (AP) - Italian league champion Benetton Treviso signed former Duke University star Trajan Langdon on Thursday.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Langdon, who played the past three seasons with the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA, will take the spot left open by former Michigan State player Charlie Bell, who is returning to the United States.

Langdon led Duke to the 1999 NCAA collegiate championship game.

He was selected 11th overall in the NBA draft that year by Cleveland and averaged 4.8 points per game for the Cavs last season.

Langdon will join another American, former UCLA standout Tyus Edney, in the Italian squad's backcourt.

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