Playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, Newbill poured in 18 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go along with four rebounds, two assists and a steal. He was the Clips' second leading scorer in a tight 87-85 loss to the Miami Heat.
Newbill played mostly shooting guard but also was asked to bring the ball up the floor at times. He hit his first 3-pointer of the tournament, too.
The only real negative? Newbill finished with nine (count 'em, nine) fouls in 26 minutes on the floor. Luckily for him, there is a 10-foul limit in NBA Summer League action.
The game marked a huge turnaround for Newbill, who in the previous three outings made a combined 3 of 11 shots for eight points.
Newbill did not play (coach's decision) in an opening loss to Orlando (Blue) Saturday. Sunday, he played 16 minutes in a loss to Detroit and had four points on 2-of-4 shooting.
After an off day Monday, Newbill and the Clips were back in action Tuesday. He logged 31 minutes and had five assists, but could not buy a basket in a win vs. Oklahoma City. He was 1-of-7 from the floor.
The Clippers (1-3) are off again Thursday, and will wrap up play in Orlando Friday against an opponent to be announced at a time to be announced.
So far in the tournament, Newbill is making 42 percent of his shots, 17 percent of his 3-pointers and 100 percent of his free throws.
The Big Ten's leading scorer last season, Newbill is attempting to take the rookie-free-agent path into the NBA.