Anton Aleksandrovich Ponkrashov (Russian: Антон Александрович Понкрашов, born April 23, 1986) is a Russian professional basketball player for Nizhny Novgorod of the VTB United League. Standing at 2.00 m (6 ft 6+1⁄2 in), he can play as a swingman and as a point guard.
|No. 6 – BC Nizhny Novgorod|
|Position||Guard / Small forward|
|League||VTB United League|
|Born||April 23, 1986|
Leningrad, Soviet Union
|Listed height||200 cm (6 ft 7 in)|
|Listed weight||96 kg (212 lb)|
|NBA draft||2008 / Undrafted|
|2002–2003||LenVo Saint Petersburg|
|2004–2006||Spartak Saint Petersburg|
|2010–2011||Spartak Saint Petersburg|
|2019–2020||Zenit Saint Petersburg|
|2021–2022||Nazm Avaran Sirjan|
|Career highlights and awards|
Ponkrashov joined Pulkovo during the 2001–02 season. He moved to LenVo Saint Petersburg for the 2002–03 season. He then moved to Spartak St. Petersburg for the 2004–05 season. He then joined CSKA Moscow for the 2006–07 season. He then moved to Khimki Moscow Region for the 2007–08 season and he returned to CSKA Moscow before the 2009–10 season.
Ponkrashov has played for the Phoenix Suns in the NBA Summer League in 2010. On July 21, 2010 he signed a two-year contract with Spartak Saint Petersburg. In July 2011 he signed a two-year contract with an option for a third year with CSKA Moscow. He left CSKA again in June 2013.
On February 16, 2014, he signed with Lokomotiv Kuban for the rest of the season. On August 17, 2014, he signed with Krasny Oktyabr. On December 31, 2014 he left Krasny Oktyabr and signed a three-year deal with UNICS Kazan. On June 15, 2017, he re-signed with UNICS.
On July 17, 2019, he signed with Zenit Saint Petersburg of the VTB United League.  On July 7, 2020, Ponkrashov was released from the Russian club.
On February 3, 2021, he has signed with Khimki of the VTB United League. Ponkrashov averaged 5.2 points, 3.1 assists, and 3.0 rebounds per game.
On October 7, 2021, he signed with Nazm Avaran Sirjan of the Iranian Basketball Super League.
On July 15, 2022, he signed with Nizhny Novgorod of the VTB United League.
National team careerEdit
Ponkrashov is also a member of the senior Russian national basketball team. With the Russian national team he won the gold medal at the 2007 FIBA European Championship, a bronze medal at the 2012 Summer Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2011 European Championships.
- ^ ridiculousupside.com - NBA Summer League Rosters Vegas.
- ^ Spartak St. Petersburg inks Ponkrashov
- ^ CSKA brings Ponkrashov back again
- ^ CSKA Moscow part ways with Anton Ponkrashov
- ^ Lokomotiv Kuban adds Anton Ponkrashov
- ^ Anton Ponkrashov signs with Krasny Oktyabr
- ^ Anton Ponkrashov signs a three-year contract with Unics Kazan
- ^ Anton Ponkrashov signs a 2+1 contract with Unics Kazan
- ^ "Zenit lands Anton Ponkrashov". Sportando. July 17, 2019. Retrieved September 26, 2019.
- ^ "Khimki Moscow lands Anton Ponkrashov". Sportando. February 3, 2021. Retrieved February 3, 2021.
- ^ "Sirjan lands Anton Ponkrashov, ex Khimki". Eurobasket. October 7, 2021. Retrieved October 8, 2021.
- ^ "«Нижний Новгород» подписал контракт с Антоном Понкрашовым". nn-basket.ru (in Russian). July 15, 2022. Retrieved December 29, 2022.
- ^ "Anton Ponkrashov Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Archived from the original on 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- Official website
- Anton Ponkrashov at draftexpress.com
- Anton Ponkrashov at euroleague.net
- Anton Ponkrashov at fiba.com