Hilton Armstrong

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Hilton Armstrong
Hilton Armstrong.jpg
Armstrong during his tenure with the Washington Wizards
No. 57 – Golden State Warriors
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1984-11-23) November 23, 1984 (age 29)
Peekskill, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (211 cm)
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
20062010New Orleans Hornets
2010Sacramento Kings
2010Houston Rockets
2010–2011Washington Wizards
2011Atlanta Hawks
2011–2012ASVEL Basket (France)
2012Panathinaikos (Greece)
2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2013Changan Group Guangdong (China)
2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2013Golden State Warriors
2014Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2014–presentGolden State Warriors
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
 
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Hilton Armstrong
Hilton Armstrong.jpg
Armstrong during his tenure with the Washington Wizards
No. 57 – Golden State Warriors
PositionCenter / Power forward
LeagueNBA
Personal information
Born(1984-11-23) November 23, 1984 (age 29)
Peekskill, New York
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 11 in (211 cm)
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
20062010New Orleans Hornets
2010Sacramento Kings
2010Houston Rockets
2010–2011Washington Wizards
2011Atlanta Hawks
2011–2012ASVEL Basket (France)
2012Panathinaikos (Greece)
2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2013Changan Group Guangdong (China)
2013Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2013Golden State Warriors
2014Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League)
2014–presentGolden State Warriors
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 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.

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]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2002–03Connecticut Huskies322210.8.545.000.5002.8.7.2.72.8
2003–04Connecticut Huskies3519.1.500.000.3882.8.3.1.72.4
2004–05Connecticut Huskies30012.4.519.000.5253.4.6.31.23.8
2005–06Connecticut Huskies343327.7.608.500.6926.6.7.63.19.7
Career1315615.1.563.333.5783.9.6.31.44.7

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]

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

NBA[edit]

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
2013–14Golden State1516.5.474.000.4383.1.3.3.31.7
Career2924011.6.501.286.5822.6.3.3.53.0

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

NBA D-League[edit]

Regular season[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2012–13Santa Cruz292426.3.628.000.6946.8.81.02.213.4
2013–14Santa Cruz322326.2.559.333.7437.41.9.71.812.0
Career614726.3.592.333.7187.11.4.82.012.7
All-Star1019.0.625.000.0008.01.0.01.010.0

Playoffs[edit]

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2013Santa Cruz6623.2.667.000.5315.51.01.22.310.2
Career6623.2.667.000.5315.51.01.22.310.2

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