Phenom Hoops continues to track players throughout the college level that have come through our platform, as we want to continue to shed light on their success. We continue to bring players to the forefront, as we look at MJ Armstrong at Pfeiffer.
The 6’3 guard has played 17 games this season, and now has started 10 games in total this season, as his numbers, production, and impact on the court is starting to increase as the season has gone on. Early on, Armstrong was able to take advantage of the minutes provided to him, but as the season has gone on, you can see all his stats increasing. Armstrong started to see his minutes increase to around 20 minutes a game, but those minutes increased to nearly 25 minutes a game and he started to find success with his scoring impact. Since the start of January, Armstrong has scored in double-digits in seven of his last 10 games, including a season-high 26 points, 11 rebounds vs. Southern Virginia.
On the season overall, Armstrong is averaging 9.8 points, 4.9 rebounds, 1.3 assists, and 1.0 steals per game for Pfeiffer. The 6’3 guard from Gaston Day has proven himself to be a valuable piece to the team’s success and being effective with his scoring ability, as well as impacting the game in a variety of other areas.
What Was Said by Phenom Hoops:
“There have been very few players who have enjoyed consistent success like MJ Armstrong, yet he still flies under the radar for most programs. Armstrong remains one of the best shooters in the state but possesses a frame that most ‘shooters’ rarely have. Standing at 6-foot-3 and built like a linebacker, Armstrong has no difficulty scoring from inside the arc while hovering around an efficient 40% clip from distance. He’s able to guard two or three positions comfortably and carries his weight in the rebounding department. Armstrong should definitely find a home in college who can utilize his well-rounded game.”
“The unsigned senior has played equal to his teammates Nate Hinton and Quan McCluney. One thing is for certain, Armstrong can shoot the cover off the ball. He finished with a game-high 16 points. He has an excellent frame and athleticism to boot. Shooters translate and we expect Armstrong to gain traction and momentum on the recruiting front sooner rather than later.”
“This guy is rising fast, a sharpshooter from deep in all three games Armstrong shot the three ball well. At 6’3 Armstrong is a solid slasher, as he utilizes ball fakes and a quick first step to get in the lane. Armstrong has a nice pull up jumper as well as a polished floater.”