Tribute to the Champs: Andrey Vorontsevich

Jun 03, 2016 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the Champs: Andrey Vorontsevich
Few players were as determined Andrey Vorontsevich was at the Final Four. Vorontsevich was a 20-year-old prospect when he won the Euroleague with CSKA in 2008 and had been through many disappointing situations since then until this year's Final Four. Vorontsevich enjoyed a strong season in which he played stronger and shot more accurately (44.5% 3FG) than ever, both of which he proved in the semifinal against Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar. He had a big block on Malcolm Delaney at the start of the game and hit a couple of three-pointers late in the first half to give CSKA a double-digit lead. Vorontsevich finished that game with 9 points, 4 rebounds and 3 blocks. Come the championship game against Fenerbahce Istanbul, Vorontsevich scored 5 unanswered points midway through the first quarter and added a couple of baskets soon before halftime to help CSKA to a 30-50 advantage. Vorontsevich fouled out with 5:41 left in regulation with 11 points, 3 rebounds and 2 blocks. CSKA was +13 with him on the floor, which speaks wonders about his productivity on a magical night for his team.