Rising Senior Power Forward Has D-1 Interest

Reporter Mike Sullivan updates a player profile on a power forward who is based in the state of New Jersey. Sullivan details the division one interest in Wayne Newsom ...

PLAYER PROFILE: Wayne Newsom

HEIGHT: 6-foot-7

WEIGHT: 225 Pounds

POSITION: Power Forward

CLASS: 2010 Class, a rising senior

HIGH SCHOOL: Piscataway High School in Piscataway, New Jersey

AAU PROGRAM: Team NJABC

AAU HEAD COACH: Matt Pauls

PREVIOUS EVALUATION:

WHAT TEAM NJABC HEAD COACH MATT PAULS THINKS OF WAYNE NEWSOM'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

Wayne has done a great job of helping us this summer win some basketball games. He's tough near the rim and plays hard for every loose ball. He's always been a very competitive player and it has helped Team NJABC a lot this July.

*Team NJABC claimed the Joe Brown Memorial tournament held this week in Englewood, New Jersey. "Wayne has made nice progress in his game," said Pauls. "He can get any rebound, does it well in traffic, and defends."

MATT PAULS' PREVIOUS THOUGHTS ON WAYNE NEWSOM'S INDIVIDUAL GAME:

He always works hard, can dunk the ball, and is getting better every week using his handle.

He is working on improving his perimeter game and strength. He's working also hard in the weight room. His work ethic is unbelievable. He sometimes works out three times per day, and often calls me and asks what he can do better...he's terrific to coach.

COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES OF INTEREST IN HIS RECRUITING PROCESS:

Fairfield, Binghamton, Iona, Marist, Siena, St. Francis of New York, Penn, Columbia, St. Peter's, Drexel, Rider, Harvard, Yale, Mount Saint Mary's, Robert Morris, and Quinnipiac.


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