Forward Prospect Has Successful Campus Trip

Reporter Mike Sullivan has a story update on 2010 prospect Wayne Newsom, who recently took an unofficial visit to Robert Morris ...

Wayne Newsom, a 6-foot-7, 205-pound forward from Piscataway High School in Piscataway, New Jersey, had a successful unofficial campus visit, according to New Jersey Athletic Basketball Club head coach Matt Pauls.

Newsom, a 2010 prospect who has early division one interest, enjoyed his visit to the city of Pittsburgh.

"He loved the campus," said Pauls. "He had a chance to meet the team and the coaches. He enjoyed meeting them and both Coach Rice and Toole."

While on the campus of Robert Morris, Newsom also had a chance to participate in other student activities, according to Pauls.

"He attended the Robert Morris football game versus Monmouth," Pauls stated. "He was able to get a great feel for the school, culture and team chemistry. "

Pauls said that Newsom is being by several NEC, MAAC and CAA schools. "I expect he will be taking more unofficial visits over the next couple of months," Pauls said.

Below is a previous evaluation report on Wayne Newsom's individual game:

MATT PAULS' 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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