Andrey Vorontsevich, an integral part of CSKA Moscow's success for the last decade, has been wearing the team's red-and-blue colors since he was a teenager. No player in Berlin has been with his team for more consecutive seasons than the veteran forward, who turns 29 this summer. Vorontsevich has already appeared in 10 Final Four games, fourth-most among active Euroleague players. He has been on the team's roster two other seasons, as well, including when CSKA last lifted the title in 2008.
Vorontsevich is a modern forward who runs the floor and shoots well from the outside. His reliable rebounding, ability to defend multiple positions and solid three-point shooting have given CSKA coaches loads of flexibility over the years. Vorontsevich has steadily developed into the versatile power forward coaches had hoped he would become when he first arrived in Moscow. Early in his career, Vorontsevich had to patiently wait his turn behind a talented crew of veteran stars. Soon after becoming a Euroleague champion at age 22, he began seizing his opportunities with both hands whenever they came. Over the last two seasons under head coach Dimitris Itoudis, Vorontsevich has become an irreplaceable starter by playing some of the best basketball of his career.
In Berlin, Vorontsevich is sure to climb even higher on the list of players with the most games played and started at Final Fours. One thing he is eager to change, however, is the 1-4 record that CSKA has in semifinal games that Vorontsevich has played. Improving on that mark would lead to the main goal that Vorontsevich has in mind – to help CSKA win its third continental crown this century and thus add his name to the prestigious club of players with multiple Euroleague titles.