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Hilton Armstrong
Full Name: Hilton J. Armstrong, Jr.
Position: Forward/Center
Height/Weight: 6-11 / 235
Birthdate: November 11, 1984 (Peekskill, N.Y.)
High School: Peekskill HS (Peekskill, N.Y.)
College: Connecticut
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Connecticut
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2002-03 32 22 36 66 .545 16 32 .500 0 0 .000 90 22 8 24 88 2.80
2003-04 35 1 32 64 .500 19 40 .475 0 1 .000 98 9 5 24 83 2.40
2004-05 30 0 41 79 .519 32 61 .525 0 0 .000 103 17 9 36 114 3.80
2005-06 34 33 118 194 .608 92 133 .692 1 2 .500 226 25 21 107 329 9.70
Totals 131 56 227 403 .563 159 266 .598 1 3 .333 517 73 43 191 614 4.70

Career Highlights: Averaged 4.7 points and 3.9 rebounds at Connecticut. Appeared in 131 games, starting 56.

Senior (2005-06): Named Big East Defensive Player of the Year. All-Big East and NABC All-District Second Team honors. USBWA All-District first team. Led the Big East with 4.3 blocks per game in league contests. Averaged 9.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocks, shooting a career-best .608 from the field. Tallied a career-high nine blocked shots, tying a UConn record in conference play, to go along with 10 points in win over Louisville. Scored a career-high 26 points to go along with 10 rebounds in win over Quinnipiac. Tallied nine points and eight blocks in win over Villanova. Grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds in win at Seton Hall. Scored 19 points and blocked six shots in win over Georgetown.

Junior (2004-05): Averaged 3.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 12.4 minutes of play in 30 games off the bench. Recorded five points, 10 rebounds and two blocked shots in 18 minutes vs. Villanova. Scored 11 points in a season-high 23 points vs. Pittsburgh.

Sophomore (2003-04): Averaged 2.4 points and 2.8 rebounds in 35 games for NCAA Champion Huskies. Started in place of an injured Emeka Okafor vs. Quinnipiac, notching his first career double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds to go along with four blocked shots.

Freshman (2002-03): Played in 32 games, started the last 22. Shot .545 from the field. Had a season-high 12 points, seven boards and three blocks in first career start vs. Virginia Tech. Dished out a career-high five assists in win over Villanova.

Strengths: Good athleticism and strength for his size. Large wingspan makes him a solid rebounder and shot blocker. Has good hands.

Personal: Majored in Political Science. Attended same high school as Elton Brand.