BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – John Newman

Class of 2018 guard John Newman of Greensboro, N.C., is one of the best guards in the Southeast. (Photo by Jon Lopez)

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(Photo by Jon Lopez)

John Newman (Greensboro, N.C.), Greensboro Day
Height: 6’4″
Position: Guard
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:


By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB Player Evaluations

Date: December 22, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Chick-fil-A Classic  (Columbia, S.C.)

Newman played the role of a combo-guard this weekend. He showed strength and ball skill. He finished at the rim effectively, however he could find a rhythm scoring eight points on 3-7 shooting. He added 7 rebounds in a win over Gray Collegiate Academy.

Date: June 11, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp  (St. Louis, Mo.)

Newman has quick rise off of the floor from the off guard position. The left-hand dominant wing didn’t showcase an elite specialty in this setting. Classmate Keldon Johnson was able to get downhill on a couple of occasions against Newman.

Date: June 10, 2016
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp  (St. Louis, Mo.)

Newman is a left handed wing with length and bounce. He did a nice job of moving the ball on the wing and also hitting the open shot. His long arms lend itself to be a great defender.

 Highlights of Newman courtesy of the Hoops Column



Staff-Pic-B-ClayBrandon Clay is the owner of Peach State Basketball, Inc., and He serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. Clay is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. He also votes on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the HS Boys / Girls All-American Team Board of Selectors Chairperson. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at [email protected]


Coach Hemi-100-100Jonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at [email protected] and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB