Former Husky Hilton Armstrong Returns to NBA with Warriors

by Categorized: UConn men's basketball

Another former UConn player is in the NBA. The Warriors signed Hilton Armstrong from the D-League.

Armstrong, 29, had played in six games for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the D-League, averaging 15.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 3.0 blocks in 30.3 minutes. He was shooting 63.5 percent from the floor.

New Orleans originally picked Armstrong, who played on the Huskies ’04 championship team, with the 12th pick in the 2006 draft. He has played in 277 NBA games for Hornets, Kings, Rockets, Wizards and Hawks, his most recent NBA action in 2011. He has played overseas in France, Greece and China.

Armstrong, 6-11, has been a late bloomer, showing great improvement as a senior at UConn to earn his NBA chance. He came on strong for Santa Cruz after joining them in January 2013.

The Warriors need some front court depth with Festus Ezeli working his way back from knee surgery and Jermaine O’Neal playing with a sprained wrist.

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