CSKA, Antonov pen multiyear extension

Jun 21, 2021 by Euroleague.net Print
CSKA, Antonov pen multiyear extension

CSKA Moscow and forward Semen Antonov have agreed to a three-year extension that will keep the sides together through the end of the 2023-24 season. Antonov (2.02 meters, 31 years old) averaged 1.8 points on 45.8% three-point shooting in 32 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague games last season. He joined CSKA in 2016 and has helped the team reach four consecutive Final Fours, including winning the EuroLeague trophy in 2019. Antonov has also helped CSKA win five consecutive VTB United League crowns.

Born in Nizhnevartovsk, in the middle of Russia, Antonov started his professional basketball career with Avtodor Saratov and also played for TSU-Basket Tambov and Nizhny Novgorod before joining CSKA. He has also been a member of the Russian national team, which he helped to bronze medals at EuroBasket 2011 and the 2012 Olympic Games in London. Antonov reached the EuroCup Semifinals and the VTB finals with Nizhny in 2014. In 160 EuroLeague career games with Nizhny and CSKA, Antonov has averaged 3.1 points and 1.7 rebounds.