Monday, January 31, 2011

Chris Newsome is Set to Join ADMU

While other coaches zig, Coach Norman Black zags.

As the league around him reaches out to 6'5"+ centers of mostly African descent, Coach Black is going the other way, looking for athletic, defense-oriented ball handlers who can also score. And with Kirk Long on his way out after Season 74, it was only a matter of time before Ateneo found his replacement.

In a small line buried in an article about the SEA Games team that Coach Black is assembling, the Philippine Daily Inquirer writes:
[Chris] Newsome caught the eye of the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas in previous batches of the national youth team.

“He’s also set to enroll in Ateneo this year,” Black said of Newsome, who averages 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.8 steals with New Mexico.
Here's his highlight reel from YouTube:

Patrica Bermudez-Hizon featured him on a Fit to Post article on Yahoo as well.

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