March 19, 2013
Brandon Armstrong - Former Nets guard Armstrong was out of basketball for three and a half years, and was assumed to have retired, but unexpectedly resurfaced this November when he made the Reno Bighorns training camp roster as a local tryout player. However, Armstrong was cut before the regular season started, and once again cannot be traced.
April 19, 2011
Brandon Armstrong - Cannot be traced.
January 3, 2010
- Brandon Armstrong
Remember Brandon Armstrong? So do I, just about. He was a great pickup in NBA Live 2004. Armstrong is from Pepperdine, and left school as its 21st all time leading scorer after playing only two years there. In his final season, he averaged 22.1 points and 1.6 assists per game, which kind of hints at his style of play. He was drafted by the Rockets with the 23rd pick in the 2001 draft, and then was the "other guy" traded along with Jason Collins and Richard Jefferson to the Nets in exchange for Eddie Griffin. (The more hindsight you use, the more terrible of a trade that looks. RIP Eddie.)
Armstrong played three years with the Nets.......or rather, he didn't play three years with the Nets. Armstrong was on the roster for three years, but spent most of that time on the injured list with pseudo injuries (unless of course he really did have four lower back strains in five months). He played in only 108 games and 699 minutes in those three seasons, totalling 239 points on 280 shots with 24 total assists, a true shooting percentage of .404%, and a PER of 4.9. He signed with the Warriors for training camp in 2004, but did not make the team, and has never come back to the NBA.
He's not very well known any more, as evidenced by a quick Google of his name, which reveals the second hit of "Brandon Armstrong - murder victim." This is another Brandon Armstrong; the Brandon Armstrong of New Jersey Nets and Pepperdine University fame is, as far as I know, not dead. He also doesn't appear to playing anywhere at the moment; he split last year between the Ukraine and Venezuela, but has been out of the game since then.
Brandon Armstrong fact: the power forward on his high school team was C.C. Sabathia.
Another Brandon Armstrong fact: Brandon Armstrong's middle name is "Simone."