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.Here's his highlight reel from YouTube:
“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.
Patrica Bermudez-Hizon featured him on a Fit to Post article on Yahoo as well.