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University of Miami Athletics

Ja'Quan Newton

position

Guard

Height

6-2

Weight

185 lbs.

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Philadelphia, Pa.

High School

Neumann-Goretti HS

Ja'Quan Newton - Men's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

Career
Played in 127 career games played, which is seventh most in program history … Part of 95 wins at Miami … Finished with 1,134 career points, 28th in program history … Became 38th Hurricane to reach 1,000 career points on Jan. 3, 2018, at Georgia Tech … With 308 career assists, he ranks 10th in Miami history … Earned bachelor’s degree in sociology with minor in sports management.

As a Senior (2017-18)
Averaged 8.8 points, 2.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game … Scored in double figures in 15 contests (Miami was 12-3 in those games) … Recorded 15 points and four assists in win over FAMU (11/16) … Scored a dozen points and matched a career high with nine assists in win at No. 12 Minnesota (11/29) … Scored 16 points in win at Hawai’i (12/23) … Averaged 10.0 points per game in three games at Diamond Head Classic … Recorded nine points and six assists against Middle Tennessee (12/25) … Scored 11 points and had four assists in ACC opener at Pitt (12/30) … Reached 1,000-career point mark in first half at Georgia Tech (1/3) … Dished out seven assists in win at NC State (1/21) … Scored 12 points and racked up seven rebounds in OT win over Louisville (1/24) … Scored 12 points in win at Virginia Tech (2/3) … Scored 16 points vs. Wake Forest (2/7) … Scored a dozen points and dished out four assists in win at Notre Dame (2/19) … Scored Miami’s final seven points, including running buzzer beater from 40 feet, in win at No. 9 North Carolina (2/27); scored 15 points in game … Scored season-high 17 points and grabbed seven boards in ACC tournament game against UNC (3/8) … Scored 11 points in NCAA Tournament game against Loyola Chicago (3/15).

As a Junior (2016-17) 
Newton 2016-17 game-by-game stats  Get Acrobat Reader
Started 28 of 30 games played … Averaged 13.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals in 31.4 minutes per game … Totaled 404 points, 105 rebounds, 101 assists, 34 steals in 942 minutes … Hit 45.2 percent (150-332) from the field, 27.5 percent (11-40) from three and 69.9 percent (93-133) at the line … Led or tied for team high in scoring 10 games, assists 13 times and steals seven games … Scored in double digits in 23 games with five 20-plus point outings … Notched 3-pointer in eight outings … Multiple assists in 22 outings, with five-plus in 10 games … Season highs: 23 points vs. Boston College, 1/25; nine rebounds vs. Columbia, 12/28; nine assists vs. Wofford, 12/3; three steals four times; 1 blocked shot vs. Rutgers, 11/30; 38 minutes twice … Started 13 of 15 ACC games played … In ACC play averaged 12.7 points, 3.6 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 0.9 steals in 31.1 minutes … In ACC play totaled 190 points, 54 rebounds, 42 assists and 13 steals in 467 minutes … Connected on 41.7 percent (70-168) from the field, 21.1 percent (4-19) from three and 69.7 percent (46-66) at the line … In two ACC Tournament games, averaged 7.0 points, 2.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.0 steals in 29.5 minutes per game … Shot 6-13 from the field, 1-2 from three and 1-5 at the line … In one NCAA Tournament game, had 16 points, two rebounds, two assists and three steals in 34 minutes … Hit 5-12 from the field and 6-7 at the line.

As a Sophomore (2015-16)
Newton 2015-16 game-by-game stats  Get Acrobat Reader
Touted by Dick Vitale as the country’s best sixth man … Increased scoring from 4.0 ppg as a rookie to 10.5 ppg as a sophomore, the fifth-best improvement (+6.5) among ACC players … Started one of 31 games played … Did not play game vs. Virginia Tech on Feb. 17 due to a medical condition … DNP vs. Louisville Feb. 27, at Notre Dame March 2 and at Virginia Tech March 5 due to a team violation … Averaged 10.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 0.9 steals in 22.7 minutes per game … Totaled 324 points, 71 rebounds, 76 assists and 27 steals in 703 minutes … Hit 46.1 percent (105-228) from the field, 34.6 percent (9-26) from three and 73.4 percent (105-143) at the line … Led or tied for team high in scoring four times, assists seven games, steals in seven outings and twice in blocked shots … Scored in double digits in 21 games … Hit multiple 3-pointers once, against Syracuse … Notched 3-pointer in eight outings … Multiple assists in 22 games … Season highs: 20 points vs. Charleston 12/19; 7 rebounds vs. Charleston 12/19; 6 assists vs. Charlotte 12/5; 4 steals twice, last at NC State 1/30; 1 blocked shot five times, last vs. Virginia Tech 3/10; 32 minutes vs. Virginia 3/11 … In ACC play averaged 10.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 2.0 assists in 22.9 minutes per game … In ACC play totaled 141 points, 38 rebounds, 28 assists in 321 minutes … Connected on 43.2 percent (48-111) from the field, 42.9 percent (6-14) from three and 68.4 percent (39-57) at the line … In two ACC Tournament games, averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.5 rebounds in 30.5 minutes per game … Shot 8-14 from the field and 13-17 at the line … In three NCAA Tournament games averaged 4.0 points, 1.7 assists in 21.0 minutes per game … Hit 4-15 from the field and 4-5 at the line.

As a Freshman (2014-15)
Newton 2014-15 game-by-game stats  Get Acrobat Reader
Started three games, playing in 34 … Averaged 4.0 points, 1.4 assists, 1.3 rebounds, 0.2 steals in 13.5 minutes per game … Totaled 135 points, 47 assists, 43 rebounds, 8 steals in 459 minutes … Hit 40.5 percent (45-111) from the field, 40.0 percent (4-10) from three and 64.1 percent (41-64) at the line … Led the team in assists once and tied for lead three times … Tied for team lead in steals three times, blocks once and rebounds once … Scored in double digits four times … Dished at least three assists eight times … Grabbed 14 rebounds in last three games after having just 29 boards the first 31 outings … Season highs: 16 points at Notre Dame, 1/17; 5 rebounds twice, last vs. Stanford, 4/2; 5 assists at Notre Dame, 1/17; 1 steal eight times, last vs. Virginia Tech, 3/11; 1 blocked shot four times, last vs. Stanford, 4/2; 33 minutes at Pittsburgh, 3/4 … Started two ACC games … Played 15 league games … In ACC play averaged 3.9 points, 1.6 assists, 1.0 rebounds in 13.5 minutes per game … In ACC play totaled 59 points, 24 assists, 15 rebounds in 202 minutes … Hit 42.3 percent (22-52) from the field, 28.6 percent (2-7) from three and 56.5 percent (13-23) at the line … In two ACC Tournament games, played only nine minutes … In four NIT games, averaged 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists in 22.3 minutes … Missed game vs. NC Central due to injury … Hit 35.5 percent (11-31) from the field, 1.000 percent (2-2) from three and 70.0 percent (7-10) at the line … Against Stanford in NIT championship game, knocked down two of four total 3-pointers for season.

Prior to Miami
Ranked No. 58 in ESPN’s Top 100 … Ranked first in the state and as the 12th-best PG in the country by ESPN … Catholic League MVP … All-Catholic First Team … Led team with 21.7 points … Scored 1,972 career points in high school … Guided the Saints to 22-4 record and sixth straight Catholic League championship … Scored 15 of his 23 points in second half to seal the victory … Started four straight years in Catholic League championship game … Leading scorer in both the history of the Catholic School League in Philadelphia and in Neumann-Goretti history … Secured a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds in first round of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association playoffs … Scored 33 points and go-ahead bucket in overtime to win PIAA Class AAA Championship in 2014 … Consensus top 60 player … Averaged 18.0 points as a junior … NBPA Top 100 Camp and LeBron James Skills Academy … Played AAU ball for Team Final, the same squad as Miami teammate Davon Reed … Also recruited by UCLA, Texas A&M and Minnesota.

Personal
Born Ja’Quan Naasir Newton on Aug. 23, 1995 in Philadelphia … Son of the late Lisa Brown, and Joe Newton, the 1998 NABC Division II national player of the year out of the University of Central Oklahoma … Brother to Cary Rudd and Miing Newton … Mother passed away March 2014 after three-year battle with breast cancer, one day prior to state championship game in which Newton scored 33 points … Started playing basketball at age six and first dunk was in eighth grade in an AAU game.