Hilton Armstrong

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Hilton Armstrong
Hilton Armstrong.jpg
Armstrong during his tenure with the Washington Wizards
Beşiktaş
Position Center / Power forward
League Turkish Basketball League
Eurocup
Personal information
Born (1984-11-23) November 23, 1984 (age 29)
Peekskill, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High school Peekskill (Peekskill, New York)
College Connecticut (2002–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
20062010 New Orleans Hornets
2010 Sacramento Kings
2010 Houston Rockets
2010–2011 Washington Wizards
2011 Atlanta Hawks
2011–2012 ASVEL Basket (France)
2012 Panathinaikos (Greece)
2013 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2013 Changan Group Guangdong (China)
2013 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2013 Golden State Warriors
2014 Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2014 Golden State Warriors
2014–present Beşiktaş (Turkey)
Career highlights and awards
  • All-NBA D-League Second Team (2014)
  • NBA D-League All-Star (2014)
  • 2x NBA D-League All-Defensive Second Team (2013–2014)
  • Big East Defensive Player of the Year (2006)
  • NCAA champion (2004)
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Hilton Julius Armstrong, Jr. (born November 23, 1984)[1] is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League (TBL). During his college basketball career, he played as a forward and center for the University of Connecticut Huskies. He formerly played for the New Orleans Hornets, Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Washington Wizards, Atlanta Hawks, and Golden State Warriors of the NBA.

College career[edit]

After graduating from Peekskill High School, Armstrong started off slowly as a college athlete, averaging under 4 points in each of first 3 seasons at UConn with the Huskies. However, he greatly improved in his senior year, averaging 9.7 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 3.1 blocks, and shooting 61% from the field. He followed after his teammate Josh Boone, and won the Big East Defensive Player of the Year in the 2005–06 season.

College Statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2002–03 Connecticut Huskies 32 22 10.8 .545 .000 .500 2.8 .7 .2 .7 2.8
2003–04 Connecticut Huskies 35 1 9.1 .500 .000 .388 2.8 .3 .1 .7 2.4
2004–05 Connecticut Huskies 30 0 12.4 .519 .000 .525 3.4 .6 .3 1.2 3.8
2005–06 Connecticut Huskies 34 33 27.7 .608 .500 .692 6.6 .7 .6 3.1 9.7
Career 131 56 15.1 .563 .333 .578 3.9 .6 .3 1.4 4.7

Professional career[edit]

He was declared eligible for the 2006 NBA Draft, and was selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the 12th overall pick. Known for his shot-blocking and athleticism, he was anticipated by analysts to be an instant contributor to the Hornets front line, but the team then traded for the Chicago Bulls center Tyson Chandler. Chandler was named the starting center, and Armstrong did not do much to improve in the following off-seasons.

On January 11, 2010, Armstrong was traded to the Sacramento Kings for a conditional 2016 second-round draft pick.[2]

On February 18, 2010, Armstrong was traded to the Houston Rockets, along with Kevin Martin, for Carl Landry and Joey Dorsey. He was waived by the Rockets on April 10, 2010.

Armstrong signed with the Washington Wizards on July 13, 2010.[3]

On February 23, 2011, Armstrong was traded to the Atlanta Hawks, along with Kirk Hinrich, in exchange for Mike Bibby, Jordan Crawford, Maurice Evans and a first-round pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.[4]

In July 2011, Armstrong signed with ASVEL Basket of the French Pro A League.[5] In August 2012, he signed with Panathinaikos of the Greek Basketball League. In December 2013, he left Panathinaikos.[6]

On January 2013, Armstrong was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA D-League.[7] He played very well for the Warriors, earning 2nd Team All D-League Defensive Team honors. In May 2013, he joined Changan Group Guangdong of China for the 2013 NBL season.[6]

On September 27, 2013, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.[8] However, he was waived on October 26.[9]

In November 2013, he was re-acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.

On December 11, 2013, after playing in six games with Santa Cruz, Armstrong signed with the Golden State Warriors.[10] On December 29, 2013, he was waived by Golden State.[11] On January 3, 2014, he was re-acquired by Santa Cruz.

On February 3, 2014, Armstrong was named to the Futures All-Star roster for the 2014 NBA D-League All-Star Game.[12]

On February 22, 2014, he signed a 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.[13] On March 4, 2014, he returned to Santa Cruz after his 10-day contract expired. On March 30, 2014, he signed another 10-day contract with the Golden State Warriors.[14] On April 9, 2014, he signed with Golden State for the rest of the 2013–14 season.[15] On July 30, 2014, he was waived by Golden State.[16]

On August 6, 2014, he signed a one-year deal with Beşiktaş of the Turkish Basketball League.[17]

Career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

NBA[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 New Orleans/Oklahoma City 56 5 11.3 .544 .000 .597 2.7 .2 .2 .5 3.1
2007–08 New Orleans 65 3 11.3 .453 .000 .629 2.5 .4 .2 .5 2.7
2008–09 New Orleans 70 29 15.6 .561 .000 .633 2.8 .4 .4 .6 4.8
2009–10 New Orleans 18 0 13.3 .380 .000 .464 3.4 .9 .4 .4 2.8
2009–10 Sacramento 6 0 9.3 .333 .000 1.000 2.3 .3 .3 .7 1.7
2009–10 Houston 9 0 4.4 .294 .000 .000 .7 .3 .6 .0 1.1
2010–11 Washington 41 2 10.0 .484 .333 .609 2.8 .2 .4 .4 1.9
2010–11 Atlanta 12 0 6.3 .500 1.000 .200 1.4 .3 .3 .4 1.3
2013–14 Golden State 15 1 6.5 .474 .000 .438 3.1 .3 .3 .3 1.7
Career 292 40 11.6 .501 .286 .582 2.6 .3 .3 .5 3.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2008 New Orleans 8 0 9.0 .615 .000 .500 2.5 .0 .0 .8 2.6
2009 New Orleans 4 1 13.3 .462 .000 .300 2.0 .3 1.0 .3 3.8
2011 Atlanta 8 0 4.4 .200 .000 .500 1.9 .1 .4 .0 .6
2014 Golden State 7 0 2.4 .500 .000 .000 .6 .3 .0 .3 1.1
Career 27 1 6.6 .487 .000 .393 1.6 .1 .3 .3 1.8

NBA D-League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2012–13 Santa Cruz 29 24 26.3 .628 .000 .694 6.8 .8 1.0 2.2 13.4
2013–14 Santa Cruz 32 23 26.2 .559 .333 .743 7.4 1.9 .7 1.8 12.0
Career 61 47 26.3 .592 .333 .718 7.1 1.4 .8 2.0 12.7
All-Star 1 0 19.0 .625 .000 .000 8.0 1.0 .0 1.0 10.0

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013 Santa Cruz 6 6 23.2 .667 .000 .531 5.5 1.0 1.2 2.3 10.2
Career 6 6 23.2 .667 .000 .531 5.5 1.0 1.2 2.3 10.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hilton Armstrong – IMDb
  2. ^ "KINGS ACQUIRE HILTON ARMSTRONG". NBA.com. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-12. 
  3. ^ "Wizards Sign Hilton Armstrong". NBA.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  4. ^ "Hawks Acquire Hinrich and Armstrong". NBA.com. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-23. 
  5. ^ Asvel inks big man Armstrong.
  6. ^ a b ShamSports.com: Hilton Armstrong player profile
  7. ^ Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Center Hilton Armstrong
  8. ^ Pacers sign Hilton Armstrong
  9. ^ Indiana Pacers release Hilton Armstrong
  10. ^ Warriors Sign Hilton Armstrong From D-League's Santa Cruz Warriors
  11. ^ Warriors Waive Hilton Armstrong
  12. ^ Eighth Annual NBA D-League All-Star Game Features 16 Players With NBA Experience
  13. ^ "Warriors Sign Hilton Armstrong from D-League’s Santa Cruz Warriors to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. February 22, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Warriors Sign Hilton Armstrong From D-League's Santa Cruz Warriors to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. March 30, 2014. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 
  15. ^ "Warriors Sign Hilton Armstrong for Remainder of the Season". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. April 9, 2014. Retrieved April 9, 2014. 
  16. ^ "Warriors Waive Hilton Armstrong". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 30, 2014. 
  17. ^ "Besiktas Integral Forex goes big with Armstrong". Eurocupbasketball.com. August 6, 2014. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 

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