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Warriors call-up Armstrong

Warriors' center Hilton Armstrong shoots over Lakers' center Chris Kaman.
Warriors' center Hilton Armstrong shoots over Lakers' center Chris Kaman.

The Golden State Warriors have called-up center Hilton Armstrong from their D-League affiliate in Santa Cruz, signing him to a 10-day contract the team announced Saturday.

Armstrong, 29, has started 23 games with the Santa Cruz Warriors this season, averaging 12.9 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.83 blocks (seventh-best in the D-League) in 28.6 minutes while hitting 55.6 percent from the field (ninth).

Earlier this season, the 6-11 center received a Call-Up to the Warriors and appeared in seven games between December 11 – December 29, averaging 0.9 points and 2.3 rebounds in 4.0 minutes per contest.

[RELATED: Armstrong returns to NBA in comeback win over Mavs]

Originally selected by Charlotte with the 12th overall pick of the 2006 NBA Draft, Armstrong has played six NBA seasons with the Hornets, Kings, Rockets, Wizards, Hawks and Warriors. He owns career averages of 3.0 points and 2.6 rebounds in 11.7 minutes over 284 games including 39 starts.

He has also played professionally with ASVEL Lyon-Villeurbanne in France, Panathinaikos in Greece and Changsha Bank Guangdong in China.

The UConn product helped the Huskies win the NCAA Championship in 2004.

He will wear uniform #57 and will be available for tonight's game against the Brooklyn Nets.


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