Thank you, James!

(photo: T. Makeeva,
Center James Augustine left our team after the club used an option on his contract.

The American big man moved to CSKA from Khimki last summer and signed 2-year contract with clubs option after first year. James played reserve center and took part in 65 games. He averaged 6.4 points on 68% of two-pointers and led the team with 4.5 rebounds.

Andrey Vatutin, CSKA President:
We sincerely thank James for his contribution into teams success last season. He distinctly played his role, displayed his strengths, took big load off Kyles shoulders, he has become an important rotation player, being a great person and true friend. I am sure that Augustine will continue playing on the highest level. I wish him good luck in his pro career and everyday life.

James Augustine:
I would like to thank CSKA management and coaches for the chance to play for a great club with great history. It was just one year but the year was full of events and amazing emotions. I really enjoyed playing and winning along with my teammates and for CSKA fans. I wish them all best of luck.