As a Freshman
Newsome had strong moments as a freshman, appearing in 25 games ... averaged 1.6 ppg, 1.1 rpg, 0.2 bpg while shooting almost 60 percent from the field in 6.2 minutes per game ... had a huge game off the bench against Holy Cross in the Mids' 83-80 win in mid-February, scoring nine points with three rebounds in 15 minutes of action ... also connected on five-of-six free throws against the Crusaders ... grabbed five rebounds in 15 minutes against Radford and its talented front line of Joey Lynch-Flohr and Art Parakhouski in the season opener, his first career action ... scored four points each against Long Island, Seton Hall and Holy Cross (Jan. 20) ... was 7-of-8 from the field (.875) in Patriot League play, going 2-of-3 against Holy Cross (Feb. 17) ... after starting the year 5-of-13 (.385) from the field in his first nine games, finished shooting 11-of-14 (.786) in his last 16 appearances.
Newsome graduated from East Lincoln High School in 2008 and spent the last season at national prep school power Hargrave Military Academy ... lettered four times at East Lincoln and once at Hargrave ... helped Hargrave to a 28-1 record and a national runner-up finish ... was a two-time team MVP at East Lincoln High School ... averaged 14.3 ppg and 7.1 rpg as a junior, leading East Lincoln to a conference title ... averaged nearly 16 points per game as a senior... was a member of the Student Government Association, Beta Club and won the Presidential Award for Excellence in Academics and Athletics.
Full name is Randall Alexander Newsome ... born July 4, 1990, in Winston-Salem, N.C. ... son of Randy and Melissa Newsome ... Hargrave is well-known for producing basketball players such as David West, Josh Howard, Lonny Baxter, Korleone Young and several others ... nearly every player from that team signed with an NCAA Division I school ... also received interest from Charleston Southern, North Florida, Davidson, Belmont and Lehigh ... majoring in history.
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