Avtodor Saratov signed Malcolm Armstead to be its playmaker for the coming season. Armstead (1.88 meters, 25 years old) comes from KRKA Novo Mesto, where he spent the past two seasons. He led the Adriatic League in scoring with 17.6 points and steals with 2.12 per game last season. He was also fifth in assists (4.3 apg.) and was named to the All-ABA League Ideal Five at the end of the season. In his time with Novo Mesto, Armstead led the team to the 2014 Slovenian League crown and a pair of Slovenian Cup titles. Armstead played college basketball at Wichita State University and was the 2013 West Regional MVP in leading the Shockers to the NCAA Final Four.