Enshrinement for Armstrong
for the things I did in Orlando, and I am especially proud as a player who wasn’t drafted,” Armstrong said in a press release. “I am not only excited that the organization is rewarding me, but I am also thankful to the fans there as well.
“Magic fans always had my back and supported me. It is a great honor and I share this with them.”
Armstrong will be ninth inductee into Magic Hall of Fame.
After going undrafted in 1991 out of Fayetteville State University, the North Carolina native played professionally in several minor leagues as well as overseas in Cyprus and Spain. He finally reached the NBA when he signed with Orlando on April 8, 1995.
From there he embarked on a nine-season stretch that saw him etch his name across the Magic record books.
Entering this season, Armstrong ranked among the the the Magic’s all-time leaders in steals (second, 830), assists (third, 2,555), games played (fifth, 502), 3-point field goals attempted (fifth, 1,892), minutes played (sixth, 14,234), 3-point field goals made (sixth, 654), free throws made (eighth, 1,156), free throws attempted (ninth, 1,302), field goals made (10th, 2,044), field goals attempted (10th, 4,878) and points scored (10th, 5,898).
During the 1999-2000 “heart and hustle” season, Armstrong led the Magic in scoring (16.2 points) and assists (6.1) and was a big reason why they went 41-41
Darrell Armstrong’s hustle and determination made him a fan favorite during his nine seasons in Orlando.