CONTACT: MELVIN O. SHAW
100 Old Public Library
Iowa City IA 52242
(319) 384-0010; fax (319) 384-0024
B.J. Armstrong, former UI basketball, NBA standout, is homecoming
guest at UI
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- B.J. Armstrong, former University of Iowa Hawkeye
basketball standout and NBA All-Star, will serve as Grand Marshall at this
year's UI Homecoming parade to take place in downtown Iowa City at 6:15
p.m. Friday, Oct. 9.
Armstrong, who will be accompanied by his wife, Jennifer, will speak
at a pep rally at the UI Pentacrest immediately following the parade.
Benjamin Armstrong Jr., affectionately called "B.J.," was
drafted as the 18th overall pick in 1989 by Chicago, where he earned three
National Basketball Association Championship rings during his four seasons
with the Chicago Bulls.
Armstrong has played as a point-guard with the Charlotte Hornets since
the 1997-98 season.
In 1995 he was the first player chosen in the NBA Expansion Draft and
was selected by the Toronto Raptors, who subsequently traded him to the
Golden State Warriors. Armstrong played two seasons with the Warriors.