Tribute to the Champs: Semen Antonov

Jun 06, 2019 by Euroleague.net Print
Tribute to the Champs: Semen Antonov
It was a bittersweet Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season for Semen Antonov. He won his first EuroLeague title after four seasons and over 100 games in the competition, but Antonov was not able to help his team in the playoffs or the Final Four. However, his name was one of the first Coach Dimitris Itoudis mentioned when discussing the veterans who helped build team chemistry and bring along EuroLeague newcomers like Alec Peters and Joel Bolomboy. Itoudis chose to give Antonov more playing time in the VTB United League and his presence in those games allowed other player at his position, particularly Will Clyburn and Peters, to rest more in domestic action. Antonov has now joined the prestigious group of players who have won the EuroLeague and an Olympic medal, which he collected with Team Russia at the 2012 Olympic Games in London. At age 29, Antonov achieved another of his biggest wishes – to become a EuroLeague champion!