Newton averaged 7.6 points per game for his Duke career. When Tim Duncan was told that Newton had called him soft, he cited Newton's dubious credentials and facetiously asked how anyone could argue with that. "Greg Newton's everybody's All-American."
Newton was suspended from Duke in 1995 for cheating on a computer science exam.
Newton played professionally with the USBL's Raleigh Cougars. The Cougars promoted him by citing his greatest accomplishment - at the time, he was one away from Duke's top 10 in blocks.