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.
Appeared in 20 games as a backup center ... totaled 14 pts., 18 reb. while shooting 44.4 FG% ... 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 ... scored 1st career points with 2 FTs in home win over Holy Cross.
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.