Georgia, White land five-star forward Newell
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- ET Luxury forward Asa Newell dedicated to Georgia on Wednesday
- , ending up being Mike White’s highest-ranked recruit since taking over the Bulldogs’
guys’s basketball team.Newell becomes just the second luxury possibility to commit to Georgia because the ESPN recruiting database started in 2007.” I think in Coach White and what he is doing with the program,”Newell told ESPN.”I am positive in him, and he is with me that we can turn this program around. He holds his players responsible but is positive about it.
“Newell chose Georgia over a final 4 that also consisted of Gonzaga, Alabama and Texas. The Bulldogs were considered the favorite for much of his recruitment; Newell matured in Athens, Georgia, and his younger brother, Jaden, is a
walk-on for the Georgia guys’s basketball group.”My sibling is on the group and has actually been extremely positive about how the program is daily,”Asa Newell stated.” I have actually seen how his body and game have altered. I was born in Atlanta however lived in Athens, Georgia, for ten years. It’s home for me. Yes, they have actually won back-to-back national championships in football. That’s excellent. They are also starving for Georgia basketball to be fantastic. I wish to develop a legacy at Georgia. “A 6-foot-9 power forward who goes to Montverde Academy (Florida), Newell is the No. 2 player at his position nationally and ranks No. 11 general in the ESPN 100 for the 2024 class. He has actually represented U.S.A. Basketball on two separate events, dressing for the U17 nationwide group at the 2022 World Championships and for the U19 group at the 2023 World Championships. He started his senior season in excellent style at the Border League in Las Vegas previously this month, averaging 12.7 points and 10.0 rebounds in three games.Newell is a long, left-handed forward who is starting to bloom late in his high school career. He possesses real adaptability with his capability to play a point forward or a small forward in today’s game. His jumper has strong mechanics and he’s shooting
it with confidence, requiring protectors to guard him on the perimeter. He runs with fluid strides and is constantly a lob risk with outstanding hands and leaping capability. Newell can dip into the pitch-post, low block or as a cutter to the basket, and he will be a threat to score or assist in. Defensively, he needs to improve his strength and balance when safeguarding the post, however he is a willing protector who can switch and slide his feet. “Asa is more comfy all around, “Montverde assistant Kevin Boyle Jr. stated.” More physical attacking in transition and on half-court drives. In 2015 a lot of times, if he got bumped at all when trying to attack, he would stop and choose the ball up and be uncertain of himself. He is doing a better job playing through physicality and finishing at the rim and getting to the free toss line. Like the majority of players who initially come here, they think they should score to play. Asa is very comfy now in his function and he knows he is getting minutes as a senior. He is very gifted.” Newell is the first dedication in the 2024 class for White and Georgia, although the Bulldogs are also in pursuit of top-10 prospect Derrion Reid, who visited Georgia the very same weekend as Newell, and top-25 forward Khani Rooths, who tripped to Athens in early October.