Who is Jaden Newman?
Jaden Newman is an American basketball sensation who is tipped to be one of the best female basketball players in the near future by the experts. She comes from a family where almost everyone is involved in that particular sport, either as a player or a coach. In fact, it was her father who encouraged her to enter the sport while coaching the Downey Christian’s varsity team. Jaden Newman didn’t take too long to grab attention after she made her debut for the varsity team. She soon became the youngest female basketball player to touch the 1,000-point mark at the varsity prep level. Newman dreams of becoming the face of WNBA one day and also aspires to play for the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team. She is a huge fan of Diana Taurasi and Breanna Stewart, and it’s no surprise she tries to emulate their style of playing.
Jaden Newman comes from a family of basketball players and coaches. During her time at the Downey Christian School in Orlando, Florida, the basketball team was coached by her father Jamie Newman. The team lacked a point guard and it was her father who suggested Jaden Newman should be given a try for that role. She was always very enthusiast about the sport growing up and Jamie knew his daughter had the potential to do well in the team. Initially, there were many who were skeptical about the move but after her first match, the opinions about her ability and the decision to play her in the team changed instantly.
As a fifth grader when she joined the team, Newman averaged 15 points per game, which improved remarkably in the next two years. She doubled her point tally per game in her sixth and seventh grades. She averaged almost 46 points per game in her eighth grade and also scored a national record of 70 points in one single game. Newman became the youngest female basketball player to reach the 1000-point mark at a varsity prep level. She has her heart set out to represent the Connecticut Huskies women's basketball team as almost all her idols represented the UConn’s women’s basketball team.
Jaden and her brother Julian Newman, who is also a basketball player, practice together. The duo practices over 500 shots every day and work on their shooting skills from various angles on the court. Newman has a very high percentage of converting her shoots compared to her peers but she also excels as a team player. She has averaged more than seven assists per game and a further five steals as well as four rebounds as a point guard.
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Family & Personal Life
Jaden Newman was born on June 13, 2004, in Orlando, Florida, to Vivian Newman and Jamie Newman, a basketball coach. The talented lass grew up along with her brother Julian Newman, also a basketball player, training under her father. Her brother attends the Prodigy Prep in Orlando, Florida, and also plays as a point guard.
Her growing popularity in the sport has attracted a lot of attention from the mainstream media and also from the show business. Jaden Newman has appeared in multiple shows and commercials. In a Foot Locker commercial at the age of ten, Newman appeared alongside one of the best of the game, Stephen Curry. The commercial was a challenge between the two to score in 3-pointers. Unbelievably, Newman beat Curry in the shootout and received a lot of praise from Curry.