George Armstrong
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  Forward/Guard/Center
HS: Central Syracuse, NY
Born:
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS FG FGA % FT FTA % Fls DQ Pts PPG
1929-30 So G/F/C
+17
+2
-
-
-
-
-
-
+37
0.0
1930-31 Jr G/C
10
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
30
3.0
1931-32 Sr F/G
22
17
-
-
-
-
-
-
136
6.2
Career    
+49
+20
0
0
0.0
0
0
0.0
0
0
+203
0.0

George Armstrong was a sharp shooting player for Syracuse basketball for three seasons. Armstrong also played on the golf and baseball teams at Syracuse, though he did not letter in either.

George Armstrong Syracuse Orangemen BasketballArmstrong would make an impact on the Syracuse team his sophomore season as the top reserve player. He would play guard, forward and center that season. Syracuse played a tight game with Michigan State, where the two teams were tied 19-19 as time was expiring. Armstrong would hit a half court shot to win the game 21-19.

Armstrong was academically ineligible to play the first semester of his junior season. He would join the team after the winter break, and would still manage being the top scoring reserve on the team. He would score 11 points from the bench to lead Syracuse to a 29-24 win over Creighton.

Armstrong would finish his senior year as the second leading scorer on the team behind Ronnie Phillips. He would score a career high 18 points in a loss to rival Penn State. Towards the end of the season, coach Lew Andreas thought Armstrong may be more effective coming off the bench, and replaced him with Will Vogel in the starting lineup. The move turned out to be a good one as the team played very well over the last four games.

[Missing individual statistics for two games in 1929-1930 season noted by the +]

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