Anton Ponkrashov

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Anton Ponkrashov
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No. 7 – UNICS Kazan
Position Guard / Small forward
League VTB United League
Personal information
Born (1986-04-23) April 23, 1986 (age 32)
Leningrad, Soviet Union
Nationality Russian
Listed height 200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight 96 kg (212 lb)
Career information
NBA draft 2008 / Undrafted
Playing career 2001–present
Career history
2001–2002 Pulkovo
2002–2003 LenVo Saint Petersburg
2004–2006 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2006–2010 CSKA Moscow
2010–2011 Spartak Saint Petersburg
2011–2013 CSKA Moscow
2013–2014 Krasnye Krylia
2014 Lokomotiv Kuban
2014 Krasny Oktyabr
2015–present UNICS Kazan
Career highlights and awards

Anton Aleksandrovich Ponkrashov (Russian: Антон Александрович Понкрашов, born April 23, 1986) is a Russian professional basketball player for UNICS Kazan of the VTB United League. Standing at 2.00 m (6 ft 6 12 in), he can play as a swingman and as a point guard.

Professional career[edit]

Ponkrashov joined Pulkovo during the 2001-02 season. He moved to LenVo Saint Petersburg for the 2002-03 season. He then moved to Spartak St. Petersburg for the 2004-05 season. He then joined CSKA Moscow for the 2006-07 season. He then moved to Khimki Moscow Region for the 2007-08 season and he returned to CSKA Moscow before the 2009-10 season.

Ponkrashov has played for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League in 2010.[1] On July 21, 2010 he signed a two-year contract with Spartak Saint Petersburg.[2] In July 2011 he signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year with CSKA Moscow.[3] He left CSKA again in June 2013.[4]

On February 16, 2014, he signed with Lokomotiv Kuban for the rest of the season.[5] On August 17, 2014, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr.[6] On December 31, 2014 he left Krasny Oktyabr and signed a three-year deal with UNICS Kazan.[7] On June 15, 2017, he re-signed with UNICS.[8]

Russian national team[edit]

Ponkrashov is also a member of the senior Russian national basketball team. With the Russian national team he won the gold medal at the 2007 FIBA European Championship, a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2011 European Championships.[9]


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