Hello Newman

Steve Newman is one of two seniors on this year's Georgia basketball team. He is an extremely hard worker and on Tuesday he had his 50th career start. Although his minutes per game has dropped, he is still a valuable member of the team. So far this season he has started every game, scoring 5.6 points per game and grabbing 2.4 boards per game. After Tuesday's game I talked to him.

Dave McMahon -- You were 0-5 in 3-pointers coming into tonight's game, tonight you were 3-4 beyond the arc... feels good?

Steve Newman -- It does. I had a good perecentage last year. Hopefully I can keep hitting them now.

DM -- What have you improved on the most since your freshman year?

SN -- Probably my overall defense. At times tonight I had to cover a guard and during my freshman year I probably couldn't do that.

DM -- How are you taking it playing a lot less minutes than in previous years?

SN -- Now you can give it your all at all times. Before you couldn't be as aggressive because you might have had to save your energy. Now with all the subbing you are always going full speed.

DM -- Do you and Levi Stukes consider yourself leaders?

SN -- Definitely. We have been here a lot longer. We understand the offenses and defenses and we can help the others on and off the court.

DM -- Georgia does not have another game until December 16th against Gonzaga, what will you do until then?

SN -- There are school exams and we have more practice.

DM -- That is when the tough part of the season begins...

SN -- The better the competition the more execited I am to play.

DM -- Who is the toughest player you have played against?

SN -- There has been lots of them. David Lee was good, so was Carlos Powell. Noah was really good last year.

DM -- You grew up in Orlando, how many times have you been to Disney World?

SN -- Too many to count.

DM -- Best ride?

SN -- Space Mountain.

DM -- Thank you for your time and answers.

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