NBA DRAFT 2001
Brandon Simone Armstrong
Vallejo HS, Vallejo, Calif.
June 16, 1980
Selected in the first round (23rd pick overall) by the Houston Rockets. Draft rights traded to New Jersey.
Early entry candidate for the 2001 NBA Draft.
Named First Team All-West Coast Conference in both his sophomore and junior seasons.
Was a partial qualifier as a freshman in 1998-99 and had to redshirt in accordance with NCAA rules.
His total of 684 points in 2000-01 ranks fourth on the Waves' all-time single-season scoring list.
His two-year total of 1,175 points ranks 21st on Pepperdine's all-time scoring chart.
One of 50 players chosen to John A. Wooden Award Preseason All-American Team.
As a junior, averaged a team-high 22.1 points (9th nationally) along with 3.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals.
Shot a team-leading 38.4% from three-point range and 82.6 % from the free throw line.
Started 30 of 31 games.
Averaged 23.8 points in league play.
Led the team in scoring 24 times.
Posted 30 double-figure scoring games, and tallied a career-best 41 points against Charlotte.
Scored 20 or more points 18 times and registered 30 or more in five contests.
Scored 40 points at Loyola Marymount.
Had 33 points vs. St. Mary's and 32 against Gonzaga.
Scored 56 points in Pepperdine's two NIT games, against Wyoming and New Mexico.
His scoring average (22.1 ppg) was the sixth-best single-season mark in school history.
As a sophomore, averaged a team-high 14.4 points, along with 3.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.9 steals.
Shot a team-best 40.0% from three-point range and 81.8% from the free throw line.
Led the Waves with 66 three-point baskets.
Started all 34 games.
Ranked second among conference players in three-point field goal percentage and was third in scoring and steals.
Led the team in scoring 17 times.
Posted 28 double-figure scoring games.
Scored 20 or more five times.
Scored 41 points in two NCAA games against Indiana and Oklahoma State, including a season-high 22 points against Indiana.
Selected to the WCC All-Tournament Team after helping the Waves advance to the championship game.
|Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 66-for-165 (.400); 2000-01, 76-for-198 (.384). Totals: 142-for-363 (.391).