Prep Standout DJ Newbill To Join Marquette In 2010-11
April 14, 2010
Milwaukee - The Marquette University men's basketball program has signed prep standout Devonte' "DJ" Newbill to a National Letter of Intent, head coach Buzz Williams announced Wednesday morning.
Newbill, a 6-4, 195-pounder, will arrive on campus this summer and have four years of eligibility with the Golden Eagles.
"We are excited about DJ," Williams said. "Anyone that has followed our program knows the priority toughness and character are to us. DJ embodies those two qualities as well as anyone we have recruited.
"Similar to all of the others in our class thus far, DJ has won at the highest level and many times winning reveals toughness and character," Williams added.
The Pennsylvania Class AA Player of the Year and first team all-state honoree led Philadelphia's Strawberry Mansion High School to the state championship game in 2009-10. He averaged 24.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game and was also named the Public League Player of the Year. A McDonald's All-American candidate, Newbill earned a place on the first team all-city and all-public league squads.
Strawberry Mansion advanced to the state title matchup for the second time in three years and concluded the year 28-2 overall, including a perfect 22-0 start to the campaign. Newbill was a two-year letterwinner for the Knights and netted 15 points in the championship game.
Newbill's senior campaign was highlighted by a 64-point performance in a victory over Saul. He finished the game 23-of-30 from the field and 16-of-17 from the charity stripe to set the school's single-game scoring record. It was the sixth-highest point total in public league history.
Newbill averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game as a junior. He was named second team all-state and also garnered second team all-public league honors.