Aaric Armstead scores 18 points as NIU improves to 3-0
2014-15: Appeared in all 30 games, including 17 starts, averaging 26.2 minutes per game ... Averaged 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds per game ... Also recorded 62 assists (2.1 pg) and 25 steals (0.8 pg) ... Scored in double figures twice ... Recorded a season-high 18 points, including 5-of-9 from the field and 7-of-9 from the free-throw line, against Maine (Nov. 30) ... Also scored 11 points against Ball State (Feb. 10) ... Recorded a season-high seven assists against Idaho (Nov. 20) ... Played a season-high 37 minutes at Central Michigan (Feb. 18).
2013-14: Sat out following transfer from Kansas State.
2012-13 (at Kansas State): Appeared in 15 games as a freshman at Kansas State in 2012-13 ... Scored four points and dished out seven assists in 49 minutes of action with the Wildcats ... Played a season-high 11 minutes against Alabama-Huntsville (Nov. 13), scoring two points while dishing out a pair of assists.
Prep: Two-year starter at Crete-Monee High School in Crete, Ill. ... Led the Warriors to an 18-8 record as a senior in 2011-12, averaging 11.0 points and 4.0 assists per game ... Earned Class 4A All-State Honorable Mention recognition and was named to The Times of Northwest Indiana's All-Area Second Team ... Helped lead Crete-Monee to a 25-4 record, the best in school history, and a sectional championship in 2010-11 as a junior ... Averaged 10.2 points, 6.2 assists and 3.0 rebounds as a junior, earning honorable mention all-state recognition from the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.
Personal: Born on August 8, 1994 ... Son of Bill and Lisa Orris ... Has two older siblings, Billy and Lauren ... Grandfather played football at the University of Miami and in the NFL, while his uncle, Bob, played Division I Basketball at St. Francis (NY) ... Majoring in Communications.