Armstrong with the Washington Wizards
|No. 57 – Golden State Warriors|
|Position||Center / Power forward|
November 23, 1984 |
Peekskill, New York
|Listed height||6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)|
|Listed weight||235 lb (107 kg)|
|High school||Peekskill (Peekskill, New York)|
|NBA draft||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets|
|Pro playing career||2006–present|
|2006–2010||New Orleans Hornets|
|2011–2012||ASVEL Basket (France)|
|2013||Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)|
|2013–present||Golden State Warriors|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Hilton A. Armstrong, Jr. (born November 23, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who currently for the Golden State Warriors of the NBA. 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, and Atlanta Hawks of the NBA.
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.
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.
In November 2013, he was re-acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Return to NBA
NBA career statistics
|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|
|2006–07||New Orleans/Oklahoma City||56||5||11.3||.544||.000||.597||2.7||.2||.2||.5||3.1|
- Hilton Armstrong – Yahoo!.com
- "KINGS ACQUIRE HILTON ARMSTRONG". NBA.com. 2010-01-11. Retrieved 2010-01-12.
- "Wizards Sign Hilton Armstrong". NBA.com. 2010-07-13. Retrieved 2010-10-27.
- "Hawks Acquire Hinrich and Armstrong". NBA.com. 2011-02-23. Retrieved 2011-02-23.
- Pacers sign Hilton Armstrong
- Indiana Pacers release Hilton Armstrong
- Asvel inks big man Armstrong.
- PAO lands former NBAer Hilton Armstrong.
- bwin Fantasy Challenge: Regular Season, Week 10 injury update
- Santa Cruz Warriors Acquire Center Hilton Armstrong
- Warriors Sign Hilton Armstrong From D-League's Santa Cruz Warriors
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com, or Basketball-Reference.com
- NBA D-League Profile
- Draftexpress.com Profile
- French Pro A League Profile (French)
- UConn Huskies College Bio
- ESPN.com Profile