CSKA Moscow invested in its future by signing a five-year contract with a forward Anton Astapkovich, who will be permanently joined to the first team in the upcoming season, club announced on Wednesday. Astapkovich (2.01 meters, 21 years old) arrived to CSKA six years ago from Avtozavodets in his hometown of Minsk, Belarus, and since then has played in CSKA junior and U23 teams. He made his way to the coach Dimitris Itoudis squad on several occasions last season, making his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut in process. Astapkovich played a total of 15 minutes in three Euroleague regular season games, and had an average of 1.7 points and 1.3 assists during 2014-15 campaign. He also appeared in three VTB League games, while spending majority of the season with CSKA’s second team in the Russian U23 League, where he posted 15.9 points on 45.4% three-point shooting, along with 6.0 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.9 steals. Meanwhile, CSKA parted ways with forward Aleksey Zozulin, who spent the past three seasons with the club.