Zenit brings Ponkrashov home

Jul 17, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Zenit brings Ponkrashov home
Zenit St. Petersburg signed Anton Ponkrashov for the coming season, bringing the veteran guard back to play in his hometown. Ponkrashovhas (2.00 meters, 33 years old) spent the past five seasons with UNICS Kazan; he averaged 4.7 points and 1.3 assists in 20 games in the 7DAYS EuroCup last season. Ponkrashovhas last played in St. Petersburg for Spartak in the 2010-11 campaign. He is a veteran of six EuroLeague campaigns – four with CSKA Moscow, one with Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar and one with UNICS. Ponkrashov has also played for Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd, Khimki Moscow Region and LenVo, the latter of which he began his professional career with in 2002. A long-time member of the Russian national team, Ponkrashov was on the gold-medal-winning squad at EuroBasket 2007. He captured bronze medals at EuroBasket 2011 and the 2012 Olympic Games, too. Ponkrashov's trophy case includes three Russian League championships, two Russian Cups and two VTB United League crowns.