Khimki adds Anton Ponkrashov to the roster 3 february 2021

Khimki Moscow Region adds guard Anton Ponkrashov to the roster. The deal was agreed till the end of 2020/2021 season!

Andrey Maltsev, Khimki Moscow Region interim head coach:
“Considering all our problems with injuries, we decided to sign Anton Ponkrashov, who will definitely strengthen our team. He is an adult experienced player who knows why he came to Khimki. He knows the style of our game and the way we work. Anton is a great professional, he will add aggression on the court, and also serve as a mentor for the young guys, whom we constantly call to the main team”.
Anton Ponkrashov, Khimki Moscow Region guard:
“For me, Khimki is one of my home clubs. I had two great seasons here, which influenced my development as a player. When I got an offer from Khimki, I agreed without hesitation. I will try to help the team. I have known Andrey Maltsev for a long time, with whom we worked at Spartak St Petersburg. I think we will quickly find a common language. These are difficult times, but I rely on hard work, because only hard work can improve the situation and start winning. The main thing is huge effort”.

Anton Aleksandrovich Ponkrashov

Birthday: April 23, 1986
Position – point guard
Height – 200 cm
Weight – 92 kg
Citizenship – Russia


Teams played:
2001-2002 – Pulkovo Saint Petersburg
2002-2004 – Conti Saint Petersburg
2004-2006 – Spartak Saint Petersburg
2006-2007 – CSKA Moscow
2007-2009 – Khimki Moscow Region, on loan
2009-2010 – CSKA Moscow
2010-2011 – Spartak Saint Petersburg, on loan
2011-2013 – CSKA Moscow
2013-2014 – Krasnye Krylia Samara
2014 – Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar
2014 – Krasny Oktyabr Volgograd
2015-2019 – UNICS Kazan
2019-2020 – Zenit Saint Petersburg
Since 2021 – Khimki Moscow Region

2005 – best young player of Russian championship
2006 – the most progressing player of Russian championship
2007 – Russian champion, Russian Cup winner, EuroLeague runner-up, Russian championship All Star Game participant
2008 – Russian Cup winner, best guard of VTB United League Promo Cup, Russian Cup best guard, Russian championship runner-up
2009 – Russian championship runner up, EuroCup runner-up
2010 – Russian champion, VTB United League champion, Russian Cup winner
2011 – Russian Cup winner, BEKO PBL All Star Game participant
2012 – Russian champion, VTB United League champion, EuroLeague runner-up
2013 – Russian champion, VTB United League champion
2017 – VTB United League All Star Game participant
2018 – VTB United League All Star Game participant

Player of Russian National team
2005 – EuroBasket participant
2007 – EuroBasket winner
2009 – EuroBasket participant
2010 – World championship participant
2011 – EuroBasket bronze medalist
2012 – Olympic Games bronze medalist
2013 – EuroBasket participant
2015 – EuroBasket participant