|No. 8 – Gran Canaria|
|Position||Small forward / Shooting guard|
18 February 1985 |
Adelaide, South Australia
|Listed height||199 cm (6 ft 6 in)|
|Listed weight||94 kg (207 lb)|
|High school||Lake Ginninderra (Canberra, ACT)|
|NBA draft||2007 / Round: 2 / Pick: 54th overall|
|Selected by the Houston Rockets|
|Career highlights and awards|
Brad Newley (born 18 February 1985) is an Australian professional basketball player who currently plays for Gran Canaria of the Liga ACB. The 199cm small forward-shooting guard was drafted 54th overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2007 NBA draft. He was a member of the Australian junior team that won the gold medal at the 2003 FIBA Under-19 World Championship in Greece, where he scored 16 points against Lithuania in the final.
Born in the Adelaide suburb of Lower Mitcham, Newley originally attended Colonel Light Gardens Primary School in the nearby suburb of Colonel Light Gardens before moving with his family to the North Territory and then Queensland. Settling down in Queensland, he attended Mountain Creek State High School on the Sunshine Coast before moving back to Adelaide and attending Pasadena High School. Going on to play for the Forestville Eagles during the 2002 Central ABL season, he moved to Canberra in 2003 to attend the Australian Institute of Sport and Lake Ginninderra Secondary College. He played for the AIS in the South East Australian Basketball League, averaging 17.1 points and 3.9 rebounds in 2003 and 24.7 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists in 2004. To cap off a successful 2004 SEABL season, Newley earned All-Eastern Conference first team honors and won the East Men Australian U/23 Youth Player of the Year award.
Townsville Crocodiles (2004–2007)
After graduating from the AIS in 2004, Newley signed with the Townsville Crocodiles of the National Basketball League. He had a great rookie season in 2004–05 as he won the All-Star game MVP, and earned Rookie of the Year and Best Sixth Man honors; he is the only player in NBL history to accomplish such a feat.
During the 2005 off-season, Newley re-joined the Forestville Eagles of the Central ABL. In six games, he averaged 24.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
After originally declaring for the 2006 NBA draft, Newley later withdrew his name and returned to the Crocodiles for the 2006–07 NBL season, where went on to earn All-NBL second team honors. He also participated in the 2006–07 All-Star game held on 25 November 2006 in Adelaide. Newley, alongside Larry Abney, led the Crocodiles to the NBL playoffs but were beaten in the quarter-finals by the Sydney Kings. In 102 games over three seasons for the Crocodiles, Newley averaged 19.1 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.
Houston Rockets (2007)
On 28 June 2007, Newley was selected with the 54th overall pick in the 2007 NBA draft by the Houston Rockets. In July 2007, he joined the Rockets for the 2007 NBA Summer League where he averaged 3.3 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in three games (one start).
In August 2007, Newley signed with Panionios for the 2007–08 Greek Basket League season. In just his fourth league game, he scored 32 points on 12-of-12 shooting in a win over AEK Athens. By making 8-of-8 three-pointers, he set a new record in the Greek League competition. He was later named to the 2008 Greek League All-Star game. In 26 regular season games, he averaged 10.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game, before averaging 8.3 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.9 steals in 12 playoff games.
On 16 July 2008, Newley signed with Panellinios for the 2008–09 Greek Basket League season. In 26 regular season games, he averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game, before averaging 6.0 points and 5.5 rebounds in two playoff games.
Following the 2008–09 season, Newley re-joined the Houston Rockets for the 2009 NBA Summer League where he averaged 6.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in five games (three starts).
Turkey and Lithuania (2009–2012)
On 9 August 2012, Newley signed with Gran Canaria for the 2012–13 ACB season. On 13 June 2013, he signed a one-year contract extension with Canaria. On 9 July 2014, he again signed a one-year contract extension with Canaria.
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 8.2 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.3 assists 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 three-point range during the Olympics.
In October 2013, Newley and his wife Bridgette had their first child, a daughter named Beth.
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