Panathinaikos bulks up with Armstrong at center
Panathinaikos Athens fortified its frontline by signing center Hilton Armstrong, who will make his Turkish Airlines Euroleague debut this season with the Greens.
Armstrong (2.08 meters, 27 years old) arrives from Asvel Basket Lyon Villeurbanne, with whom he played his first season in Europe last year. He averaged 10.2 points, 5.5 rebounds and was fifth in the Eurocup with 1.3 blocks in 11 Eurocup games last season, including a pair of impressive outings against Greek side Aris Thessaloniki. In fact, Armstrong earned Eurocup Last 16, Game 4 MVP honors after posting an 18-point, 8-rebound effort against Aris. In the French League he was good for 11.1 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Before joining Asvel, Armstrong had spent four seasons in the NBA with New Orleans, Sacramento and Houston. Previously, Armstrong played at the University of Connecticut, where he won an NCAA title in 2004.