Big Easy Buzz Blog - October 7, 2008

Confidence the key for Armstrong in 2008-09

Tuesday, October 7, 2008
By: Jim Eichenhofer,
For the second straight Hornets training camp, Hilton Armstrong has shown signs that he could be on the verge of a breakout season. On Sunday, the UConn product scored 14 points and was aggressive during New Orleans’ preseason opener vs. Golden State. Now the key for the 6-foot-11 center is to continue to produce when the games start being played for keeps.

In the latest Hornets Insider interview, the third-year pro says confidence and aggressiveness are two traits he needs to display for him to improve and earn minutes at backup center behind Tyson Chandler. Armstrong also says he’s in better shape physically this year, which should allow him to be more effective at the defensive end.