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Full Name: Jeffrey Hassan Newton
Position: Forward
Height/Weight: 6-9 (2.05 m)/ 225 (102.1 kg)
Birthdate: January 4, 1981 (Atlanta, Ga.)
High School: Mays HS (Atlanta, Ga.)
College: Indiana

Three-point field goals: 1999-00, 1-for-1 (1.000); 2000-01, 0-for-0 (.000); 2001-02, 1-for-2 (.500); 2002-03, 11-for-37 (.297). Totals: 13-for-40 (.325).

Career Highlights: Played a major role in Indiana’s march to the Final Four in 2002. Owns school record for career blocks. Ranks 11th all-time in Hoosier history in rebounds.

Senior (2002-03): Named to All-Big Ten First Team by media and Second Team by coaches. Topped conference with 11 double-doubles and scored in double figures 28 times. Earned spot on EA Sports Maui Invitational All-Tournament Team after averaging 13.7 points and seven rebounds. Selected as Big Ten Player of the Week after averaging 20 points and 11 rebounds in two games. Grabbed career-high 16 boards vs. Minnesota. Scored career-high 28 points against Illinois. Posted 24 points and 11 rebounds against Kentucky and was the only player to be on the court all 40 minutes.

Junior (2001-02): Helped drive Indiana to the NCAA title game by averaging 10.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in NCAA Tournament. Led Big Ten in total blocks and ranked second with 1.89 bpg average. Season total of 70 rejections is fourth-best mark in school history. Blocked three or more shots in a game 14 times. Had strong NCAA national semifinal game against Oklahoma, registering 19 points, six boards and four blocks. Swatted a career-high seven shots against Iowa in Big Ten Tournament.

Sophomore (2000-01): Led Hoosiers in field goal shooting and blocks and ranked second in rejections in conference games (1.73 bpg). Scored 17 points against Northwestern on 8-for-11 shooting. Posted first career double-double vs. Charlotte, scoring 13 points and pulling down 10 rebounds. Blocked three or more shots nine times. Scored in double figures six times with Hoosiers going 6-0 in those contests. Pulled down 12 boards against Missouri.

Freshman (1999-00): Played in every game and led team in blocks. Reached double figures in points 11 times. Had strong game against Illinois, scoring 17 points (on 6-for-6 shooting) and blocking six shots. Posted 14 points and eight rebounds in only 13 minutes vs. Buffalo.

Strengths: Has the ability to block and change shots of his man and of drivers. Improved free throw shooting dramatically over final two collegiate seasons.

Personal: Picked Iceberg Slim as the best book he has read.