Hello, Euroleague.net readers! This is Andrey Vorontsevich of CSKA Moscow and this is my first blog on the site! I assume that not everyone knows me in Europe, so I better introduce myself a little bit. I started playing basketball at age 7. My father decided to take me to a professional sports school. I joined CSKA in 2006, right after the team won the Euroleague title in Prague. Before that, I played for Lokomotiv in Novosibirsk. I was already a full-time Euroleague player when we won the title again in 2008. That summer, I played for Russia at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing. We didn't compete well and missed the quarterfinals, finishing ninth. Still, being at the Olympics was very special for me! It was a very important year in my career: you don't win the Euroleague title and make your debut with the national team every year!
This has been my best season so far. I am seeing more playing time and have to give credit to my coach, Evgeny Pashutin, for that. He believes in me and sees that I work hard, so he gives me more minutes. This is a very important season for me and for CSKA. Some people thought we would not make it to the Final Four, but here we are again! I had an up-and-down season, playing really well sometimes, and not so well some others. Sometimes I don't score like I would like to, but this is a high-level team and all I need to do is work hard every day. I hope I can help my team as much as possible at the Final Four! To be honest, we have talked about the Final Four, but not a lot. We have some important Russian League games before going to Paris, especially the upcoming one against Unics. We need to focus on the Russian League and not think too much about the Final...
ANDREY VORONTSEVICH - MOSCOW, RUSSIA
April 22, 2010