Newman at the 2015 McDonald's All-American Game
|No. 7 – Canton Charge|
|Position||Shooting guard/ point guard|
|League||NBA G League|
|Born||February 21, 1997|
|Listed height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Listed weight||190 lb (86 kg)|
|High school||Callaway (Jackson, Mississippi)|
|NBA draft||2018 / Undrafted|
|2018–2019||Sioux Falls Skyforce|
|Career highlights and awards|
Malik Tidderious Newman (born February 21, 1997) is an American professional basketball player for the Canton Charge of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Kansas Jayhawks. He attended Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi. He helped lead Callaway to four straight victories in the MHSAA Class 5A boys basketball championship. As a senior his jersey number 14 was retired by the school.
High school career
Newman attended Callaway High School in Jackson, Mississippi all four years of his high school basketball career. As a junior, Newman scored 25 points, 6 rebounds, and 2 blocks to defeat Vicksburg High School to win the 2014 Mississippi Class 5A Championship. In August 2014, Newman was named the MVP of the 2014 FIBA Under-17 World Championship. As a senior, Newman averaged 29.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.2 assist per game while leading the Chargers to a (31-3) overall record. Newman was selected to play in the 2015 McDonald's All-American Boys Game, Jordan Brand Classic, and Nike Hoop Summit. He was rated by Rivals.com as a five-star recruit and was ranked as the third best overall player., while ESPN ranked him 10th overall in the Class of 2015. Newman committed to Mississippi State University to play college basketball.
On April 24, 2015, he signed to play college basketball at Mississippi State University, where his father, Horatio Webster, played from 1997-98. Newman was the 3rd five-star to play at Mississippi State.
In his first season for the Jayhawks, Newman averaged 14 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game and was named Big 12 Newcomer of the Year. On March 25, 2018 Malik scored 13 of the Jayhawks' points in overtime and finished with a career-high 32 to lead the Jayhawks to the NCAA Final Four in a victory over Duke University.
Sioux Falls Skyforce (2018–2019)
After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA draft, Newman signed a two-way contract with the Los Angeles Lakers on July 1, 2018. Following the conclusion of the Summer League, the Lakers released him on July 19.
On August 6, 2018, Newman signed an Exhibit 10 contract with the Miami Heat. He was waived on October 7. Newman was signed by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA G League on October 10. In 17 games with the Skyforce, Newman averaged 9.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.
Canton Charge (2019–present)
- "MALIK NEWMAN". kuathletics.com. Retrieved October 25, 2018.
- 4-peat: Newman, Chargers explode in second half
- No. 4 Callaway, Malik Newman finish off fourth consecutive state title
- Malik Newman's high school retires his jersey while he's still an active player
- Malik Newman Gets HS Jersey Retired, Drops 38 Points
- Malik Newman leads USA to Gold, earns MVP honors
- Callaway guard Malik Newman named to McDonald's All-American roster
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- "2017-2018 Men's Basketball Cumulative Statistics - University of Kansas Athletics". kuathletics.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
- "Men's Basketball All-Big 12 Awards Announced". Big12Sports.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
- "Newman's huge OT powers KU to Final Four". Big12Sports.com. Retrieved March 26, 2018.
- Chasen, Scott (June 21, 2018). "Report: Undrafted Malik Newman signs two-way deal with Lakers". Retrieved June 22, 2018.
- "Lakers Waive Malik Newman". NBA.com. July 19, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
- "HEAT Signs Malik Newman". NBA.com. August 6, 2018. Retrieved August 6, 2018.
- "Miami Heat sign Charles Cooke, DeAndre Liggins". NBA.com. October 7, 2018. Retrieved October 7, 2018.
- "Malik Newman: Inks deal in G-League". CBS Sports. October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
- "Charge Acquire Malik Newman". NBA.com. January 5, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
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