D.J. Newbill: 2015 Draft Prospect

Height: 6-4
Weight: 210
Position: SG
College: Penn State
Age: 23

2014-2015 Season Stats

PPG: 20.7
RPG: 4.7
APG: 3.1
BLK: 0.2
STL: 1.3

Player Bio
Courtesy of Penn State Athletics

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)
Named Second Team All-Big Ten by coaches and media, becoming Penn State's 12th second-team selection and fourth picked by both entities ... Also a NABC Second Team All-District 7 member… Became Penn State's 31st 1,000-point scorer vs. Wisconsin (3/2/14) and now ranks 21st all-time in career scoring with 1,108 points… Also reached 500 for the season vs. the Badgers, becoming the fourth Penn State player to reach 500-plus points in multiple campaigns (504, 2012-13) ... Has 604, the seventh-highest single-season total in PSU history… Scored 15 or more points on 15 or fewer field goal attempts 18 times this season… Led the team and was second in the B1G in scoring (17.8 ppg) and was second on team in rebounds (4.9 rpg)... Had the most field goals (209) and the second-most total points (604) of any Big Ten player.. Of 17.8 points per game, 13.8 of them were scored from the field (70 percent)... Ten field goals vs. Iowa (2/15/14)/Wisconsin (3/2/14) were second-most by a Big Ten player in a conference game this season ... Netted 10+ FGs in five games this season… Named Big Ten Player of the Week Feb. 3 after leading Lions to pair of wins over Ohio State and Purdue… Tallied at least 20 points in 10 games this season, including season-high 25 points in the upset win at No. 24 Ohio State (1/29/14) and vs. St. John's (11/29/13) ... Has 20 career 20+ point games… Had 23 points vs. Wisconsin (3/2/14), ending the week vs. Ohio State and the Badgers with a combined 48 points, 15 field goals and 87 percent shooting from the free throw line… Passed the 1,000-point career and 500-point season marks vs. the Badgers… Posted 23 points in season-sweeping win of Ohio State (2/27/14) ... Was 11-12 from the free-throw line… Had 22 points vs. Iowa (2/15/14), netting 10 field goals -- the second-most buckets by any Big Ten player in a conference game this season… Scored the game-tying and game-winning field goals in an upset of No. 24 Ohio State (1/29/14), ending night with a season-high tying 25 points, 17 of which were scored in the second half and OT… Had 24 points, including 14 in the second half, in loss to Indiana (1/11/14)... Knocked down three treys for the third time this season vs. Michigan State (12/31/13), ending night with 17 points… Hit 8-11 free throws this season vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/22/13) for the second time this season… Produced 24 points in the overtime loss to Princeton (12/14/13), fourth 20+ point outing of the season… Against St. John's, had 17 of 25 points in the first half off 7-8 shooting… Had season-high 19 points vs. Penn with a 6-6 showing from the free-throw line ... Shot 1.000 percent from the charity stripe for just the third time in his career… Notched second career double-double vs. Wagner (11/9/13) with 18 points and 11 rebounds

Thrust into the role of point-guard after an early season injury to Tim Frazier, Newbill led Penn State in scoring (16.3) and assists (4.0) and was second in rebounding (5.0) and steals (1.2)... Team captain in his first season on the floor… Honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection… Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in scoring (16.4) and assists (4.1) in conference games… Teamed with Jermaine Marshall to form the second highest scoring tandem in Big Ten games (32.6)... Became the 17th Lion to score 500 points (504) in a season… Second in the Big Ten in minutes played (36.5) and third in free throw attempts (196) and 20-point games (10) in the regular season, including six 20-point games in Big Ten play… Led the Lions in scoring in 13 games and posted double-digits in 28 of 31 games, including a career-best 15 straight to end the season… Shot 12-of-26 (46.2%) from three while scoring 17.6 ppg over the final eight games.. Earned the No. 4 spot on ESPN Sportcenter's plays of the day with a monstrous dunk over Wisconsin's Jared Berggren… Posted a career high 27 points to go with six assists on 8-of-12 shooting vs. Michigan State (1/16)... Had 26 points on a career high three treys (3-5) and eight rebounds vs. Iowa (2/14)... Had 22 points and five assists in a 63-60 loss to No. 22 Wisconsin (3/10)... Led Penn State with 18 points, including a big jumper with 1:33 to play, in a road win at Northwestern (3/7)... Had a career high tying seven assists to go with 17 points vs. Purdue (2/5)... Had 15 points, six assists and just one turnover in 39 minutes vs. Aaron Craft and Ohio State (1/26)... Went a career best 12-of-16 at the foul line for 23 points and added 12 rebounds for his first double-double at Penn State in a win over Duquesne (12/29)... Posted a career high seven assists to go with 10 points in a win over Bucknell (11/23) and his first career start at point guard… Went 9-of-10 at the foul line for 16 points in his first Penn State game, a win over St. Francis (11/9)

A redshirt season under NCAA transfer guidelines, Newbill earned the team's Unsung Hero Award due to his terrific attitude, work ethic and outstanding play in practice… Injured his left shoulder during the first week of practice and was out of action for nearly two months as he rehabilitated… Returned to full participation in practice in January and regularly excelled, playing aggressive defense, rebounding and showing the ability to knock down tough jump shots and score in traffic… Transferred to Penn State from Southern Mississippi in August 2011

Ranked third on the Golden Eagle team posting 9.2 ppg and second with 6.2 rpg for a veteran squad that posted a 22-10 mark… 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… Recorded six double-doubles and led Southern Miss in rebounding 11 times on the season, including a season high 16 boards to go with 15 points in a 64-51 win at UTEP in mid-February… Led the team in scoring once, posting 14 points in a 67-61 loss at Memphis, and posted 15 double-digit scoring outings, including a season-high 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting and nine boards in an 86-69 win over UCF… His 126 trips to the free throw line ranked second on the team and fifth among freshmen in the NCAA

Newbill was a standout at Strawberry Mansion High in Philadelphia before playing his freshman season at Southern Mississippi in 2010-11 ... Helped a Mansion team, led by coach Stan Laws, to the 2010 PIAA state championship game at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center and was named the Pennsylvania Class AA Player-of-the-Year after posting 24.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game in his senior season ... A first-team all-state selection by the Philadelphia Daily News ... A McDonald's All-America candidate ... Named the Public League Player-of-the-Year and first -team all-city and All-Public League ... Mansion posted a 28-2 record in his senior campaign and reached the state title game for the second time in three years ... Scored 15 points in the 2010 championship game ... A two-year letterman for the Knights ... Senior campaign was highlighted by a school-record 64-point performance in a victory over Saul ... Went 23-of-30 from the field and 16-of-17 at the foul line to post the sixth-highest point total in Philadelphia Public League history ... Averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals as a junior and was named second-team all-state and second-team All-Public League.

The son of the late Tawanda Roach ... His mother passed away on September 15, 2012 after a short battle with cancer ... Born May 22, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Full name is Devonte Jerrell Newbill ... Has two brothers, Dominic and Dante, and a sister, Diamond ... Grandmother is Mattie Roach.


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