Newton takes two visits

JaQuan Newton helped lead Neumann-Goretti to multiple titles during his sophomore campaign. Now the scholarship offers are starting to roll in.

JaQuan Newton took an unofficial visit to Temple on Thursday and he left campus with a formal scholarship offer, according to Philadelphia (Pa.) Neumann-Goretti coach John Mosco.

"They gave him a tour of the campus," Mosco said. "Fran's a little old school and he wanted to offer him face to face. He offered. He usually doesn't do that this early. He usually waits until they are a junior and senior."

Temple joins Villanova, Rutgers and Syracuse as schools that have offered the 2014 combo guard.

"Missouri called and inquired about him, but all of those other guys have offered," Mosco told

Newton, a 6-foot-2 guard rated as the No. 7 shooting guard in the sophomore class, also stopped by a Big East school this past weekend.

"Sunday he went and played pick up with Villanova," Mosco said. "He's been up to Villanova unofficially and Rutgers."

This past year, Newton helped lead Neumann-Goretti to the fourth catholic league title in a row.

"Then we won our third state title in a row," Mosco added. "[Newton] was our leader in both of them. He had a strong sophomore campaign. He became a real leader.

"He's a scorer," Mosco said. "He just gets to the rim. He has to work on his jump shot. It's amazing when I watched him play at an all-star game he scored 41 with out taking a jump shot. He was 20-for-26 getting to the rack."

Scoop Jardine is also a product of Neumann-Goretti and although Newton is still young the comparisons have been thrown around.

"He just gets by people and he gets to the rack and he finishes," he said. "He knows how to win. Like Scoop he'll do whatever it takes to win."

"I think the sky is the limit if he gets the jump shot," Mosco added. "I think he's a little quicker than Scoop in that regard."

Newton, a four-star prospect, is playing with Team Final's 16's team during the spring and summer circuit.

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