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Brad Newley, Australia
Norwoodbasketball.com.au: Newley was a revelation in the NBL,
Australia's top professional league, when he was 2005 Rookie of the Year. He
played for his country at the FIBA U21 World Championship in Argentina and is
expected to play for the Boomers at the FIBA World Championship in Japan.
Newley is very quick off the dribble and loves to drive and use his size to finish at the rim. He also is a dangerous three-point shooter who has an innate feel for game situations - probably from watching his father, who also was a professional player in Australia.
Newley is expected to come to the US and work out for teams. The impressions left by those workouts will tell whether Newley stays and is drafted this year or withdraws and is drafted next year.
From Crocodiles.com.au: Selected for the Crocs Australian Young Mens (U/22) national team tour of Europe in 2004 played for the Australian U/19 team in 2002, including the Albert Schweitzer tournament attended the Australian Institute of Sport in 2001 and 2002 and won the Bob Staunton Memorial Scholarship scored an NBL career-high 22 points against the Melbourne Tigers in Round 21 of the 2003/04 season shot 43% from the floor and scored 67 points in the 2004/05 season
Name: Brad Newley
Nickname: Newls, Noodles
Born: Feb 02, 1985
Origin: Lower Mitcham, Adelaide, South Australia
Teams (jersey): Townsville McDonalds Crocodiles
IBN Notes: Was named the 2005 NBL Rookie of the Year and the Best Sixth Man selected for the 2005 NBL All-Star Game and won the match MVP award after scoring 35 points (on 14-of-26 shooting), and adding four rebounds and seven assists won the Bob Staunton Medal as the MVP of the 2004 Under 20 Junior National Championship played for Forestville in the Central ABL (ABA) was a member of the Australian Emus (U/20) team which won a gold medal at the World Championships for Junior Men in Greece in 2003 held a scholarship at the AIS in 2003 and 2004 selected for the Crocs Australian Young Mens (U/22) national team tour of Europe in 2004 2005 Boomers squad member. (From NBL.com.au) Ibn Facts: Noodles loves sitting on the couch and doing nothing, maybe picking his nose (according to him, his worst habit). Newley began playing basketball at the age of 5 and would play tennis if he weren't shooting hoops. Newley considers tennis star Roger Federer as his favorite athlete
|Brad Newley Links From our forum: Brad Newley: Austtralia's NBA Prospect, Australian Basketball Forum Articles and other resources: Q & A with Brad Newley (Townsville Bulletin)|