Stephen Mark Newman was born October 25th, 1984 in Orlando Florida. He attended First Academy in Orlando, where he averaged 23 points, 12 rebounds and 4 blocked shots his senior year.
Newman became the first signee for new coach, Dennis Felton, back in 2003. Newman played hard and well for Georgia over his four years, averaging 5 pts and 3 boards per outing. He was also involved in community events during the year and basketball-related ministry efforts during the summers, traveling with Athletes in Action and Sports Reach. Newman was named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Newman had high games of 22 points and 9 rebounds for Georgia, but his best game, no doubt, came on the road against Arkansas.
Newman against Arkansas
After graduation in 2007, Newman was initially signed to play in the Netherlands, for the Landstede Zwolle team. Shortly thereafter, Newman signed with the Erdgas Ehingen team in Germany (September 2007).
Newman has been playing since March 2008 for the Australian team, the Kalamunda Eastern Suns. Newman's contract was up in July 2008, but I think he was re-signed by Kalamunda. More later.