NIU returns four starters and eight letterwinners from last season's 15-win team
2013-14: Named to the MAC All-Freshman Team ... Appeared in 30 games, including 21 starts ... Averaged 7.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per game ... Averaged 9.6 points, fourth among MAC freshmen, and 4.6 rebounds, second among MAC rookies, in league play ... Shot 38.9 percent (82-of-211) from the field ... Scored in double figures 11 times ... Scored a season-high 19 points at Central Michigan (Feb. 23) ... Recorded a double-double with 13 points and a career-best 10 rebounds against Eastern Michigan (Feb. 20) ... Finished third on the team with 30 steals, including a season-best four twice: at Eastern Michigan (March 1) and Bowling Green (March 10).
Prep: Spent last season at La Jolla Prep in San Diego, Calif., the same school as fellow Huskie Darrell Bowie ... Played his senior high school season at Bullard High School in Fresno, Calif. ... Averaged 22.9 points per game at Bullard, earning All-Fresno Bee honors while leading the Knights to the California Southern State Regional Finals ... Scoring 14.1 points and grabbed 2.8 rebounds per game as a junior at Hales Franciscan in Chicago, winning the 2011 Illinois Class 2A State Championship alongside his brother, Aaron.
Personal: Born on November 29, 1993 in Chicago, Ill. ... Son of Pamela and Phillip Armstead ... Major is undecided.