Big, strong frontcourt player out of basketball-rich Philadelphia ... lefty shooter with good moves in the post ... played at powerful Roman Catholic H.S., where John Griffin’s brother Matt is now head coach ... did a postgrad year at St. Andrew’s School and averaged a double-double for a 20-win team.
Made collegiate debut at Arkansas ... saw 1st-half action at Maryland and was on floor for a 10-2 Bison run ... blocked a shot and grabbed 3 reb. in win over Siena.
Paul Jerome Newman ... also goes by the nickname “Tre” ... born July 27, 1998 in Philadelphia ... parents are Paul and Yvette Newman ... four-year varsity letterman for coach Chris McNesby at Roman Catholic in Philadelphia ... was part of a program that captured two Class AAAA state championships, two Philadelphia Catholic League titles, and four City titles ... spent the 2016-17 season doing a postgraduate year at St. Andrew’s School in Barrington, R.I. ... averaged 16.8 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots while leading the team to a 20-8 record ... earned NEPSAC All-New England Honorable Mention ... ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the state of Rhode Island for the Class of 2017 by New England Recruiting Report ... played AAU basketball for Team Final.