CSKA MOSCOW: DID YOU KNOW THAT…

May 10, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
CSKA MOSCOW: DID YOU KNOW THAT…

...CSKA has the chance to win its eighth EuroLeague title? The Russian powerhouse has previously lifted the top continental trophy in 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 2006, 2008 and 2016. Real Madrid is the winningest team in EuroLeague history with 10 titles.

...CSKA is playing at its 16th Final Four in the last 17 years? CSKA now leads the all-time list with 18 Final Four appearances.

...Kyle Hines can win his fourth EuroLeague title? He won back-to-back titles with Olympiacos in 2012 and 2013 and lifted the trophy again with CSKA in 2016.

...Hines can become the third player to ever win multiple EuroLeague titles with different teams? Only Dino Meneghin (five titles with Varese, two with Milan) and Fausto Bargna (two with Cantu, two with Milan) have done so since the competition was founded in 1958. Kostas Sloukas (Olympiacos 2012, 2013, Fenerbahce 2017) also has the chance to do so this season.

...Andrey Vorontsevich enters his ninth Final Four, which ties him for second among players? He previously played the Final Four with CSKA in 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Theo Papaloukas also had nine Final Four appearances. Victor Khryapa leads the all-time standings with 12 appearances, all of them with CSKA.

...Coach Dimitris Itoudis is one of two Greek coaches to have won the EuroLeague title. He did so with CSKA in 2016. Georgios Bartzokas lifted the trophy with Olympiacos in 2013.

...Sergio Rodriguez could become the first Spanish player to win the EuroLeague with different teams? He won the EuroLeague with Real Madrid in 2015.

...Rodriguez could become the first Spanish-born player to win the EuroLeague with a non-Spanish team?

...Nando De Colo belongs to an exclusive list of players who have won the EuroLeague and the EuroCup titles? De Colo lifted the EuroCup trophy with Valencia Basket in 2010 and won the EuroLeague with CSKA in 2016.

...Othello Hunter has made it to the Final Four with three different teams? Hunter played the Final Four with Olympiacos in 2015, Real Madrid in 2017 and CSKA Moscow these past two seasons!

...six CSKA players – De Colo, Kurbanov, Hines, Vorontsevich, Cory Higgins and Mikhail Kulagin – won the EuroLeague with CSKA in 2016?

...Vorontsevich and Kurbanov are looking for their third EuroLeague titles? Kurbanov won his first title with CSKA in 2006. Vorontsevich lifted the trophy in 2008. Both of them won it again in 2016.

...two CSKA players – Rodriguez and De Colo – have been chosen as EuroLeague MVPs during their careers? Rodriguez was the 2013-14 EuroLeague MVP. De Colo earned the award for the 2015-16 season.

...CSKA is in its eighth consecutive Final Four? That ties the longest streak ever. CSKA also previously held the record with eight consecutive Final Four appearances from 2003 to 2010.

...two CSKA players – Hines and Vorontsevich – have been to each of the last eight Final Fours? Only Hines has done so with two different teams (Olympiacos 2012, 2013; CSKA 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019).

...De Colo could join the list of the top 10 scorers in Final Four history? Two former CSKA players, Matjaz Smodis and Ramunas Siskauskas, are tied for 10th place with 147 points. De Colo has 141.

...Hines ranks fourth on the Final Four's all-time rebounds list. He has 67 rebounds in Final Four action. Victor Khryapa leads the all-time standings (107), followed by Smodis (73) and David Andersen (70).

...Rodriguez is eighth in assists (44) in Final Four history? He needs 3 to jump to third place. Theo Papaloulas leads the list (59), followed by Rodriguez's former Real Madrid teammate Sergio Llull (50).

...Hines ranks fourth on the all-time block shots list (206)? He could climb a spot in the Final Four; Alex Tyus of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv is third with 209 career rejections.

...Hines ranks ninth on the all-time rebounding list (1,143)? He could climb a spot in the Final Four; Andersen is ninth with 1,145 career boards.

...De Colo ranks ninth on the all-time scoring list with 2,649 career points?

...Rodriguez ranks fifth on the all-time assists list with 1,126 during his career?

...Kurbanov, Vorontsevich and Hines seek their fifth EuroLeague Championship Game appearance with CSKA?

...De Colo could become the fifth player to win multiple Final Four MVP awards? Only Toni Kukoc (1990, 1991, 1993), Dejan Bodiroga (2002, 2003), Dimitris Diamantidis (2007, 2011) and Vassilis Spanoulis (2009, 2012, 2013) have managed to do so.

...De Colo ranks third in free throw shooting this season (94.6%). Jaycee Carroll of Real Madrid enters the Final Four in first place (95.7%), followed by his teammate Sergio Llull (95.5%).

...De Colo is the EuroLeague's all-time leader in free throw shooting percentage? He has made 667 of his 711 free throw attempts throughout his 166-game career, an impressive 93.8%!