Derrell Armstrong Named BCBSNC Blue Chip Performer 01-13-2013

GREENSBORO, N.C. – UNCG men's basketball senior guard Derrell Armstrong (Mechanicsville, Md./Allegany CC) has been named this week's Blue Chip Performer sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina. The Blue Chip Performer is chosen weekly from all sports in season and runs throughout the 2012-13 UNCG athletics campaign.

Armstrong paced the Spartans over the past two games averaging 22.0 points and 5.5 rebounds per game against Lees-McRae and Western Carolina. He shot 53.1 percent (17-of-32) from the field and hit 4-of-10 (40%) from three-point land on the week while also converting 6-of-8 (75%) from the charity stripe.

Armstrong opened the week with 19 points and six rebounds in the Spartans' victory at Lees-McRae. He connected on 8-of-12 from the field in 25 minutes of action as he made his third start of the year. He followed that performance up Saturday with a 25-point effort at Western Carolina for the short-handed Spartans in a 62-59 loss in Cullowhee.

Armstrong had a potential game-tying three-pointer hit the back of the rim as time expired, narrowly missing a chance to send the game into overtime. He scored 19 of his game-high 25 points in the second half when he was 7-of-14 from the field in the frame. His 25 points scored are tied for his season-high as he posted a 25-point effort earlier in the year against Rutgers.

Armstrong is second on the team and third in the Southern Conference in scoring, averaging 16.6 points per game. He has scored in double figures in 11 of 13 games this year, including four games of at least 21 points.

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of North Carolina Blue Chip Performer Weekly Winners
Sept. 4 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Sept. 10 – Katherine Santiago, Volleyball
Sept. 17 – Abraham Kemboi and Chelsea Sumney, Cross Country
Sept. 24 – Fanny Cnops, Women's Golf
Oct. 1 – Hakan Ilhan, Men's Soccer
Oct. 8 – Niltooli Wilkins, Women's Tennis
Oct. 15 - Jamie Simmons, Women's Soccer
Oct. 22 - Katherine Rodriguez, Women's Soccer
Oct. 29 - Paul Chelimo, Men's Cross Country 
Nov. 5 - Kelvin McNeil, Men's Basketball 
Nov. 12 - Paul Katam, Men's Cross Country
Nov. 19 – Ciara Morris, Women's Basketball
Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving Break
Dec. 3 - Trevis Simpson, Men's Basketball  
Dec. 10 - Breonna Patterson, Women's Basketball
Dec. 17 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 23 - Lucy Mason, Women's Basketball
Dec. 31 - Holiday Break
Jan. 7 - Janae' Stevenson, Women's Basketball
Jan. 14 – Derrell Armstrong, Men's Basketball|

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