CSKA Moscow - Did you know that...?

Apr 30, 2018 by Euroleague.net Print
CSKA Moscow - Did you know that...?

...CSKA has the chance to win its eighth EuroLeague title? The Russian powerhouse lifted the top continental trophy in 1961, 1963, 1969, 1971, 2006, 2008 and 2016. Real Madrid is the winningest team in EuroLeague history with nine titles.

...CSKA is playing at its 15th Final Four in the last 16 years? CSKA now leads the all-time list with 17 Final Four appearances. FC Barcelona is second with 14.

...Kyle Hines can win his fourth EuroLeague title? He won back-to-back titles with Olympiacos in 2012 and 2013 and lifted the trophy again with CSKA in 2016.

...Hines can become the third player in EuroLeague history to win at least two titles with two different teams? Dino Meneghin (Varese 1972-1973, 1975-76, Olimpia Milan 1987-1988) and Fausto Bargna (Cantu 1982-1983, Milan 1987-1988) did it before him. Kostas Sloukas of Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul can also join the club.

...Hines is ranked third in EuroLeague history with 440 career offensive rebounds? The two players ahead of him are also competing at this Final Four. Paulius Jankunas of Zalgiris is second (485) and Felipe Reyes of Real Madrid first (675).

...Victor Khryapa heads to his 12th Final Four, which is a record for players? He previously played the Final Four with CSKA in 2003, 2004, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. Theo Papaloukas is next on that list with nine Final Four appearances.

...Coach Dimitris Itoudis is one of two Greek coaches to ever win the EuroLeague. He won it with CSKA in 2016. Georgios Bartzokas lifted the trophy with Olympiacos in 2013.

...Rodriguez could become the first Spanish-born player to win the EuroLeague with a non-Spanish team? Johnny Rogers and Darryl Middleton lifted the trophy with Panathinaikos Athens as naturalized Spanish citizens, who were born in the United States.

...Vitaly Fridzon and Nando De Colo belong to an exclusive list of players who have won the EuroLeague and the EuroCup? Fridzon won the EuroCup with Khimki Moscow Region in 2012 and De Colo lifted the trophy with Valencia Basket in 2010. Both of them won the EuroLeague title with CSKA in 2016.

...Othello Hunter has made it to the Final Four with three different teams? Hunter played the Final Four with Olympiacos in 2015, Real Madrid in 2017 and now with CSKA Moscow!

...nine CSKA players - De Colo, Fridzon, Nikita Kurbanov, Khryapa, Hines, Pavel Korobkov, Andrey Vorontsevich, Cory Higgins and Mikhail Kulagin - won the EuroLeague with the team in 2016?

...Vorontsevich, Khryapa and Kurbanov are looking for their third EuroLeague title? Kurbanov won his first title with CSKA in 2006 and Vorontsevich and Khryapa lifted the trophy in 2008 . They all won it with CSKA in 2016.

...three CSKA players – Khryapa, Rodriguez and De Colo – have been chosen to the All-Euroleague First Team at some point during their respective careers?

...CSKA is in its seventh consecutive Final Four? That is the second longest streak ever. CSKA also holds the record with eight consecutive Final Four appearances from 2003 to 2011.

...three CSKA players - Hines, Khryapa and Vorontsevich - have been to each of the last seven Final Fours? Only Hines has done so with two different teams (Olympiacos 2012, 2013; CSKA 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018).

...Khryapa and De Colo could join the list of the top 10 scorers in Final Four history? Two former CSKA players, Matjaz Smodis and Ramunas Siskauskas, are tied for 10th place with 145 points. Khryapa comes to Belgrade with 132 and De Colo with 116.

...Khryapa is the only player to reach 100 rebounds in Final Four history? He leads the all-time standings with 105 boards.

...Khryapa is tied for the all-time lead in EuroLeague Final Four history with 25 career offensive rebounds? He shares first place with Luis Scola. Khryapa's teammate Kyle Hines trails them by 1 rebound.

...Khryapa is second in steals (22) in Final Four history? He is not far behind former teammate J.R. Holden, who leads with 24. Khryapa also tied for fifth place in assists with 45.

...Khryapa ranks seventh on the all-time blocks list (161)? He could climb a spot in the Final Four, as Mirza Begic is sixth with 162 career rejections.

...Khryapa is looking for his fifth EuroLeague Championship Game appearance with CSKA? He reached the final with CSKA in 2008, 2009, 2012 and 2016. Nikita Kurbanov, Teodosic, Vorontsevich and Hines could each reach their fourth championship game.

...De Colo could become the fifth player to win multiple Final Four MVP awards? Only Toni Kukoc (1990, 1991, 1993), Dejan Bodiroga (2002, 2003), Dimitris Diamantidis (2007, 2011) and Vassilis Spanoulis (2009, 2012, 2013) have managed to do so.

...De Colo ranks fourth in free throw shooting this season (94.6%)? He is the EuroLeague's all-time leader in free throw shooting percentage, having made 553 of his 591 free throw attempts throughout his 132-game career, an impressive 93.6%!

Rodriguez is 10th on the EuroLeague Final Four all-time charts with 35 career assists? He need 2 more to catch Pablo Prigioni for ninth place and another 2 to reach Vassilis Spanoulis for eighth. His former Real Madrid teammate Sergio Llull is seventh with 43 Final Four assists.

...CSKA is the highest-scoring team in the EuroLeague this season with 89.2 points per game?