B.J.Armstrong: Early Life, Family, Basketball Career & Wife

A retired basketball player B.J.Armstrong is considered among the most talented basketball players in the history of National Basketball Associations (NBA).

The point guard went straight from high school and spent 14 years career playing with many legends basketball teams.

He played his professional career within the years he won three NBA championships with many awards and achievements.

Not to mention, he was also voted as 1994 NBA All-Star. However, after the last game with Chicago Bulls in 1999, the legend announced that he would be retiring from basketball.

In this article, we’ll be discussing a lot about B.J.Armstrong. Here is a detailed look at who he is, how he built his wealth, and his family life.

B.J.Armstrong
B.J. Armstrong

Before we move on, let’s have a look at the Quick facts of B.J.Armstrong.

Quick Facts

Full NameBenjamin Roy “B. J.” Armstrong Jr
Birth DateSeptember 9, 1967
Birth PlaceDetroit, Michigan
Known asB.J.Armstrong
ReligionUnknown
NationalityAmerican
EthnicityUnknown
EducationBrother Rice
University of Iowa
HoroscopeVirgo
Father’s NameBenjamin Roy Armstrong Sr
Mother’s NameUnknown
SiblingsUnknown
Age53 years
Height6 feet 2 inches (1.88m)
Weight175 lb (79 kg)
Hair ColorBlack
Eye ColorBlack
MerchandiseRookie Card
BuildAthletic
ProfessionBasketball Player
PositionPoint Guard
Active Years1989 – 1999
Marital StatusMarried
WifeJennifer Armstrong
KidsNo
Net Worth$12 Million
Social MediaTwitter
Last UpdateAugust, 2021

B.J. Armstrong | Early Life, Family, and Education

B.J.Armstrong was born on September 9, 1967, in one of the largest and the most populous cities of the United States, Detroit, Michigan.

He spent his childhood with his parents and siblings in Detroit. B.J grew up in a well-to-do family.

B,J (middle) playing for University
B.J (middle) playing for the University

Talking about his family member, his father, Benjamin Roy Armstrong Sr, is a professional basketball player.

From an early age, B.J was introduced to basketball by his father. However, his father, Benjamin, never let him win B.J when playing basketball. Once he quoted

‘Nobody is ever going to give him anything, if he wants to win, he has to earn it.’

The information regarding B.J’s mother and siblings is still kept secret and is not mentioned anywhere.

Moving toward B.J’s academic records, he joined Brother Rice High School in Bloomfield Township, Michigan.

After a successful high school degree, he graduated from Brother Rice High School in 1985. Then the basketball player attended the University of Iowa for higher study and graduated from the university in 1989.

 

Armstrong(Jersey no 10) with Basketball team
Armstrong(Jersey no 10) with the Basketball team

Unfortunately, there is no information regarding B.J’s childhood days. However, if found, the readers will be updated soon.

B.J. Armstrong | Age, Height, and Physical Appearance

B.J is 53 years old. According to the horoscope charts, he belongs to the Virgo sun sign. And from what we know, they are Loyal, analytical, kind, hardworking, practical, and have a deep sense of humanity.

Armstrong somewhat matches with the character. Moreover, by his birth name, the basketball player is also known as Benjamin Roy “B. J.” Armstrong Jr.

B.J Close-up Look
B.J Close-up Look

The basketball player is blessed when it comes to height. He stands tall with an outstanding height of 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m).

In the same way, with a body weight of 175 lb (79 kg), he engages himself in an intense workout routine to maintain his athletic frame. But, again, this seems to be a normal weight for a basketball player like him.

Armstrong has a stunning body appearance among other players of his age, very strict with his physical fitness and diet. However, his looks are incomplete without shiny black hair and black pairs of eyes.

Young Armstrong
Young Armstrong

Unfortunately, B.J’s body measurements are still unknown to the public. Therefore, despite much research and study, we cannot find some information on young basketball players like shoe size, hobbies, and many more.

Not to mention, Armstrong belongs to American nationality. However, the ethnicity and religion he follows are still unknown to the public.

B.J. Armstrong | Professional Career

Early Career

As mentioned earlier, B.J started a career in basketball from an early age in his life. After joining the Brother Rice High School, he set 17 records, averaging 27 points and 5 rebounds for a team, and finished a game with 20-4.

In 1984-1985, he was named All-State, All-City, and All-Conference teams in high school. Moreover, Armstrong captained the US All-star team in the 1985 Albert Schweitzer Games in Germany.

B.J playing for University of Iowa
B.J playing for the University of Iowa

After joining the University of Iowa, the young player practiced his shooting every day to 1,500 shots per day. This practice paid off when B.J and his university team reached Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.

Armstrong finished his University career with an all-time assists record of 517, third all-time scorer, third in steals (178), and fourth in points (1705).

Professional Career

After a successful basketball career at the University of Iowa, B.J got drafted by the Chicago Bulls with the 18th pick in the NBA draft in June 1989. He played 81 games in the first year at Chicago Bulls with an average of 5.6 points a game.

Armstrong Playing for Chicago Bulls
Armstrong Playing for Chicago Bulls

With a free throw of 28, the young player set a record for the longest streak of consecutive free throws. Also, Armstrong helped win the NBA title after winning 61 games against the Los Angeles Lakers in 1991.

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However, in 1994, he missed one of his games due to the Los Angeles Lakers playing Magic Jordan in the entire game. This became only the game that Armstrong missed in his career.

The young player improved his scoring skills in the next seasons but didn’t become the team’s starter. Moreover, coach Phil Jackson advised B.J to improve his three-point shooting.

After that, he improved his three-point shooting and won the NBA’s Three-Point Field Goal Percentage title with a 453 (63-for-139) average.

B.J once said:

You always want to bring new things to your game; I remember Magic and Bird always talked about adding new twists. The three-point shot was mine.

In 1995, B.J, along with the Bulls team, scored a record of 47-35, leading the team to the second round.

Armstrong Playing for Golden State Warriors
Armstrong Playing for Golden State Warriors

After Chicago Bulls, he got chosen by Toronto Raptors for the 1995 NBA Expansion Draft.

But Armstrong refused this offer and was drafted to Golden State Warriors in exchange for Carlos Rogers. With this, the young basketball player played for the warriors in 1996-1997.

B.J Playing for Charlotte Hornets
B.J Playing for Charlotte Hornets

When the contract ended up with the Warriors, B.J signed with Charlotte Hornets for the 1997-98 season. He finished the 1997-98 season with 62 games.

However, Benjamin Roy played 10 more games for the 1999 season with the Hornets. For the 1998-99 season, Armstrong signed up with Orlando Magic.

Surprisingly, B.J returned to the team where he started his professional career in basketball. Yes, you heard it right. The young player was signed by the Chicago bulls 1999–2000 season.

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Sadly, we couldn’t see this talented player on the basketball court for a longer time. After the 1999-2000 season ended, Armstrong retired from basketball. So, this became heartbreaking news to his fans worldwide.

Post Retirement

Armstrong continued his career even after retirement but not as a basketball player. The last team he played basketball with was Chicago Bulls.

So right after he retired from basketball, he served as a special assistant to the Vice president of the Chicago Bulls, Jerry Krause.

The former basketball player remained with Chicago for two more years as a scout member and left it in 2005. After that, B.J joined ESPN’s NBA Fast Break series and worked as a basketball analyst.

In 2006, he got affiliated with Wasserman Media Group who represents the athletes and entertainers. B.J is still affiliated with Wasserman Media Group and serves as EVP & Managing Executive.

B.J. Armstrong | Career Stats

YearGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
Career74734123.8.477.425.8561.83.30.70.19.8
All-Star1122.0.556.5001.04.00.00.011.0

B.J. Armstrong | Wife and Kids

Armstrong is not only successful in his career but also in his personal life as well. A famous basketball player is a married man. So his fans are quite interested to know about hips and happenings in her life.

Armstrong is happily married to Jennifer Armstrong. The couples tied the knot in the year 1995. Unfortunately, despite much research, we couldn’t found the information regarding Armstrong’s kids.

BJ and his wife, Jennifer, never spoke anything related to their private lives and kids on the public platform. Maybe they preferred to keep it a secret.

B.J. Armstrong | Net Worth and Salary

From his successful basketball career, Armstrong has received much fame and wealth.

Without a doubt, he has made a massive wealth from his blossoming basketball career. B.J played basketball for more than 14 years, and after retirement, he served as a basketball analyst with a major team.

The basketball player has been active since 1985. Since then, he has earned a lot of recognization from all over the world.

Armstrong’s primary income source is from his Basketball career. However, he is no more an active basketball player; his earning sources come from working as an assistant or analyst with different basketball teams.

As of now, Armstrong’s Net-Worth is estimated to be around $12 million.

Talking about his salary, he has received a different amount of salary with each basketball team. Unfortunately, there is no exact information related to his signing contract amount and the salary he received from the basketball team.

However, it is estimated that he earned around $16 million in salary alone throughout his basketball career.

Also, Armstrong is associated with different brand endorsements like Nike and appears in various ads promoting different products. Well, this is also considered as one of the income sources for Armstrong.

At present, B.J is enjoying a luxurious life with his family in a beautiful house and is often seen enjoying vacations around different places.

Armstrong has not disclosed anything related to his personal assets like his Bungalow, car, and other property; he has kept it all a secret.

Quotes

  • One thing I can say about Michael Jordan, nothing was going to deny him to achieve what he wanted to achieve. That includes the Bulls’ front office, the league, or whomever. The man just had an undeniable spirit about himself. 
  • It takes inner strength to succeed.
  • To point the finger at one guy, at each other, or at the coaches won’t do any good. It’s not supposed to be the coach. It’s our team. The coaches can do a phenomenal job preparing you, but it has to come from within.

B.J. Armstrong | Social Media Presence

B.J has received a lot of recognition and is one of the most famous faces in America, but despite this fact, he doesn’t have a huge social profile, as one would assume.

The young basketball player primarily used Twitter to connect with his fan and followers.

On his Twitter account, Benjamin Roy is available as @bjarmstrong and has only around 34.1k followers at present. He had joined the site in June 2016 and had tweeted 1091 posts until now.

Moreover, he occasionally keeps it updated with the stuff related to basketball activities. Also, his Twitter feed looks clean and well-organized.

Not to mention, his Twitter bio says that ‘3x #NBA Champion. EVP & Managing Executive @Wasserman. Co-host of @PushinThruPod. Not the lead singer of Green Day.’

B.J. Armstrong | FAQs

What is B.J. Armstrong doing after retirement?

After retiring from basketball, B.J. Armstrong works as a special assistant to basketball operations’ executive vice president.

As of now, what Benjamin Roy does?

Benjamin works as EVP & Managing Executive for Wasserman Media Group and a co-host for the Pushin’ Thru show.

Is BJ Armstrong an agent?

Yes, the former basketballer is an agent with The Wasserman Group and represents players like Draymond Green, Derrick Rose, etc.

What is the Jersy number of Armstrong?

Armstrong’s jersey numbers are 10, 11, and 2.

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