D. J. Newbill
Newbill in September 2016
|No. 25 – Cairns Taipans|
|Position||Shooting guard / Point guard|
|Born||May 22, 1992|
|Listed height||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Listed weight||210 lb (95 kg)|
|High school||Strawberry Mansion|
|NBA draft||2015 / Undrafted|
|2017–2018||New Zealand Breakers|
|2018||Polski Cukier Toruń|
|Career highlights and awards|
Devonte Jerrell "D. J." Newbill (born May 22, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Cairns Taipans of the National Basketball League (NBL). He played college basketball for Penn State before playing professionally in France, Turkey, Belgium, New Zealand, Poland, Australia and Russia.
High school career
Newbill attended Strawberry Mansion High School in Philadelphia. As a junior in 2008–09, he averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game and garnered Second Team All-State and All-Public League honors. As a senior in 2009–10, he was named the Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year and Public League Player of the Year after averaging 24.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game. He led Strawberry Mansion to a 28–2 record and the Class AA State Championship.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
SG / PG
|Philadelphia , Pennsylvania||Strawberry Mansion HS (PA)||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)||210 lb (95 kg)||Sep 9, 2010|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: N/A Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN grade: 88|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Rivals: 111 (PG)|
As a freshman at Southern Miss in 2010–11, Newbill ranked third on the Golden Eagle team posting 9.2 points and second with 6.2 rebounds per game for a veteran squad that posted a 22–10 mark. He started all 32 contests, playing 30.5 minutes per game while shooting 53.5 percent from the floor to earn Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2012–13, Newbill was thrust into the role of point guard after an early season injury to Tim Frazier. As a result, Newbill led Penn State in scoring (16.3) and assists (4.0) and was second in rebounding (5.0) and steals (1.2). He was also named team captain in his first season. At the season's end, he was named an Honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection. He became the 17th Lion to score 500 points (504) in a season. On January 16, 2013, he posted a career-high 27 points to go with six assists on 8-of-12 shooting against Michigan State.
As a junior in 2013–14, Newbill was named Second Team All-Big Ten by coaches and media, becoming Penn State's 12th second-team selection and fourth picked by both entities. He was also a NABC Second Team All-District 7 member. He became Penn State's 31st 1,000-point scorer during the season and ranked 21st all-time in career scoring with 1,108 points at the season's end. He became the fourth Penn State player to reach 500-plus points in multiple campaigns. He led the team and was second in the Big Ten in scoring (17.8 ppg) and was second on team in rebounds (4.9 rpg). He scored the game-tying and game-winning field goals against Ohio State on January 29, 2014, ending night with a season-high tying 25 points, 17 of which were scored in the second half and overtime.
As a senior in 2014–15, Newbill was named Second Team All-Big Ten for a second straight year. He also picked up USBWA All-District II Team, NABC All-District 7 Second Team and Big Ten All-Tournament Team honors. In 34 games, he averaged 20.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 1.3 steals per game.
In April 2015, prior to the 2015 NBA draft, Newbill competed in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament and helped his team Cherry Bekaert win the championship while claiming Portsmouth Invitational All-Tournament Team honors.
After going undrafted in the 2015 NBA draft, Newbill joined the Los Angeles Clippers for the 2015 NBA Summer League. In four games for the Clippers, he averaged 10.3 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.8 steals per game.
On July 29, 2015, Newbill signed with French team ASVEL for the 2015–16 season. On January 11, 2016, he parted ways with ASVEL. In 15 LNB Pro A games, he averaged 6.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. He also averaged 13.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 1.0 steals in seven FIBA Europe Cup games.
In February 2016, Newbill signed with Turkish team Akhisar Belediyespor for the rest of the season. In eight games for Akhisar, he averaged 10.6 points, 4.8 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game.
On July 17, 2016, Newbill signed with Belgian team Telenet Oostende for the 2016–17 season. He helped Oostende win both the Belgian League championship and Belgian Cup crown; he also helped Oostende reach the final of the Belgian Supercup. In 45 league games, he averaged 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game. He also averaged 8.0 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists in six FIBA Europe Cup games, and 5.8 points, 1.6 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14 BCL games.
On August 10, 2017, Newbill signed with the New Zealand Breakers for the 2017–18 NBL season. In 30 games, he averaged 13.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.3 steals per game. In March 2018, he joined Polish team Polski Cukier Toruń.
On June 29, 2018, Newbill signed with the Cairns Taipans for the 2018–19 NBL season. In 27 games, he averaged 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 steals per game. On February 26, 2019, he signed with Russian team Avtodor Saratov.
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- "Był mistrzem Belgii, teraz zagra w Polskim Cukrze Toruń. Tak gra D.J. Newbill - nowa gwiazda Twardych Pierników [WIDEO]". pomorska.pl (in Polish). March 16, 2018. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
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