|No. 8 – Gran Canaria|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
18 February 1985 |
Lower Mitcham, South Australia
|Listed height||6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)|
|Listed weight||205 lb (93 kg)|
|High school||Lake Ginninderra
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|2009–2010||Beşiktaş Cola Turka|
|2012–present||CB Gran Canaria|
|Career highlights and awards|
Brad Newley (born 18 February 1985) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for CB Gran Canaria in Spain. He is a 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) tall small forward that can also play at the shooting guard position. Notably, a member of the junior Australian national team, that won the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece, where he scored 16 points against Lithuania in the final. He was also selected in the second round of the 2007 NBA Draft, 54th overall, by the Houston Rockets.
Brad Newley attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 2003 and 2004. He played professionally with the Townsville Crocodiles of the Australian National Basketball League (NBL) in the 2004-05 NBL Season. His efforts, in this breakout season, earned him the NBL Rookie of the Year award as well as the NBL Best Sixth Man award. In addition, he was named in the NBL's domestic All-Star team. Playing in this exhibition NBL Australian League All-Star Game he was selected as MVP.
After another impressive season in the NBL, Brad chose to enter the 2006 NBA Draft. However; prior to the actual draft he withdrew his availability, and instead used this experience as a motivational tool to improve.
In the 2006–07 NBL season, Newley alongside Larry Abney led the Crocs to the NBL playoffs. However, title hopes were extinguished in the finals by an impressive Sydney Kings outfit. After the disappointment of this finals exit, in a season capped by a career high 46 point performance against the Cairns Taipans, Newley announced that he had signed with the Adelaide 36ers. Yet he also noted that his main focus was still being drafted into the NBA.
After numerous tryouts with various teams, Brad Newley was drafted by the Houston Rockets with draft pick number 54. Although he was not guaranteed a contract, Brad participated in the 2007 Vegas Summer League with the Rockets. Recognizing that he needed to improve certain areas of his game, Newley opted to play in the higher level of the Greek League with Panionios Athens, rather than return to the NBL and play with the 36ers.
On the fourth match day of the Greek League 2007-08 season, Newley scored 32 points on 12-of-12 shooting for Panionios in a win against A.E.K. By making 8-of-8 three-pointers, a new record was set in the Greek A1 League competition. The previous mark was of 7-of-7. He was also named the MVP of that week.
He was selected to the "Rest of the World" team for the 2007-08 Greek League All-Star Game. In the summer of 2008, Newley left Panionios and signed with the Greek club Panellinios. In 2009, he moved to the Turkish League club Beşiktaş.
Australian national team
Newley made his senior debut with the Australian national basketball team during the 2006 Commonwealth Games. This was a successful tournament, with the Boomers winning gold. Additionally he was selected in the Boomers squad for the 2006 FIBA World Championship. In this tournament, despite limited game-time, he averaged 8 points per game and 3 rebounds per game. Newley was also selected to play in the 2008 Beijing Olympics Basketball Tournament. He averaged 12.7 points per game, shooting at 57% from the field and 45% from 3 point range during the Olympics.
In October 2013, Newley and his wife Bridgette had their first child, a daughter named Beth.
Awards and accomplishments
- FIBA Under-19 World Championship: Gold Medal (2003)
- Australian All-Star Game MVP (2005)
- Australian League Rookie of the Year (2005)
- Australian League Best Sixth Man (2005)
- Greek All-Star Game (2008)
- Emus win gold at World Championships!
- "Basketball Australian Representative History". ausport.gov.au. Retrieved 9 May 2013.
- Brad Newley NBL Stats
- Brad Newley sets a new scoring record in the Greek A1 League.
- Brad Newley 4th match day MVP in Greek A1
- 2007-08 Greek League All Star game box score.
- Panellinios adds Brad Newley.
- Sportando.net Newley signs with Beşiktaş.
- Euroleague.net - LIETUVOS RYTAS lands Brad Newley.
- Valencia signs Brad Newley
- Damo's Dish: Basketball transcends
- Career statistics and player information from NBA.com
- Euroleague.net Profile
- 2010 FIBA World Championship Profile
- FIBA.com 2008 Olympics Profile
- Draftexpess.com Profile
- Turkish League Stats
- ESPN.com Profile
- Yahoo! Sports NBA Profile
- Brad Newley's Euroleague Blog
|NBL Best Sixth Man
|NBL Rookie of the Year