2010 Prospect Has Size And Athletic Skills

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a free look at the individual game of New Jersey prospect Wayne Newsom ...

When you already possess terrific athletic skills and have two years remaining in your high school career, a player of size like Wayne Newsom will get plenty of division one looks.

Newsom, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward from Piscataway High School in Piscataway, New Jersey, is a 2010 prospect who can run and dunk. He recently competed for Matt Paul's NJABC AAU program and has created interest already from schools like Canisius, Robert Morris, and Iona.

"He may have the most upside on the team," said Paul recently.

MATT PAUL'S VIEW OF WAYNE NEWSOM'S INDIVIDUAL GAME: "He dunks the ball, beats guys off the dribble, rebounds like a monster - he just needs to improve his mid-range jumper, and his strength. Wayne's work ethic is unbelievable. He sometimes works out 3 times per day, and often calls me and asks what he can do better, how he can do things differently, etc."

CONCLUSION: Wayne has a big year ahead of him as well as another summer of AAU activity before we really know how high he can play division one basketball. He's likely to take several unofficial visits over the next few months, getting a feel on who is really interested in his skill level right now.

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