Hilton Armstrong

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Hilton Armstrong
Hilton Armstrong.jpg
Armstrong with the Washington Wizards
No. 34 – Santa Cruz Warriors
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueNBA Development League
Personal information
Born(1984-11-23) November 23, 1984 (age 29)
Peekskill, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolPeekskill (Peekskill, New York)
CollegeConnecticut (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets
Pro playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2010New Orleans Hornets
2010Sacramento Kings
2010Houston Rockets
2010–2011Washington Wizards
2011Atlanta Hawks
2011–2012ASVEL Basket (France)
2012Panathinaikos (Greece)
2013–presentSanta Cruz Warriors (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
 
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Hilton Armstrong
Hilton Armstrong.jpg
Armstrong with the Washington Wizards
No. 34 – Santa Cruz Warriors
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueNBA Development League
Personal information
Born(1984-11-23) November 23, 1984 (age 29)
Peekskill, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight235 lb (107 kg)
Career information
High schoolPeekskill (Peekskill, New York)
CollegeConnecticut (2002–2006)
NBA draft2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall
Selected by the New Orleans / Oklahoma City Hornets
Pro playing career2006–present
Career history
2006–2010New Orleans Hornets
2010Sacramento Kings
2010Houston Rockets
2010–2011Washington Wizards
2011Atlanta Hawks
2011–2012ASVEL Basket (France)
2012Panathinaikos (Greece)
2013–presentSanta Cruz Warriors (D-League)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Hilton A. Armstrong, Jr. (born November 23, 1984)[1] is an American professional basketball player. 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.

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.

Professional career[edit]

NBA[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]

On September 27, 2013, he signed with the Indiana Pacers.[5] However, he was waived on October 26.[6]

Europe[edit]

In July 2011, Armstrong signed with ASVEL Basket of the French Pro A League.[7] In the summer of 2012, he joined Panathinaikos of the Greek Basketball League.[8] He was released midseason.[9]

NBA D-League[edit]

On January 18, 2013, Armstrong was acquired by the Santa Cruz Warriors of the NBA D-League.[10] He played very well for the Warriors, earning 2nd Team All D-League Defensive Team honors.

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

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GPGames 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

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2006–07New Orleans/Oklahoma City56511.3.544.000.5972.7.2.2.53.1
2007–08New Orleans65311.3.453.000.6292.5.4.2.52.7
2008–09New Orleans702915.6.561.000.6332.8.4.4.64.8
2009–10New Orleans18013.3.380.000.4643.4.9.4.42.8
2009–10Sacramento609.3.333.0001.0002.3.3.3.71.7
2009–10Houston904.4.294.000.000.7.3.6.01.1
2010–11Washington41210.0.484.333.6092.8.2.4.41.9
2010–11Atlanta1206.3.5001.000.2001.4.3.3.41.3
Career2773911.8.501.286.5902.6.4.3.53.1

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2008New Orleans809.0.615.000.5002.5.0.0.82.6
2009New Orleans4113.3.462.000.3002.0.31.0.33.8
2011Atlanta804.4.200.000.5001.9.1.4.0.6
Career2018.0.484.000.4231.9.1.4.42.1

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