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#32 Tashan Newsome
Position: Guard
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 200
Year: Junior
City/State: Albany, N.Y.
Other College: Mississippi Valley State
Experience: Transfer
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Tashan Newsome Bio
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
Release: 10/27/2011
Preseason All-Big South Conference candidate on the wing … One of the league's most physical, explosive players … Tough, strong competitor who has the ability to take over games offensively … Outstanding rebounder and passer … Shooting touch has improved from the perimeter … Enters senior season in excellent physical condition and is poised for a tremendous season … Size and strength creates matchup problems for opposing guards … One of the top-5 returning scorers and rebounders in the Big South.

2011-2012 at Gardner-Webb: Played in 29 games and made 27 starts … Paced Gardner-Webb in both scoring and rebounding, averaging 12.3 points and 7.0 boards per game … Upped those averages to 14.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game in Big South play … Made five game-winning buckets on the season, including four in league games … Also averaged 1.6 assists, 0.8 steals and 0.2 blocks per game … Made 80 free throws in just 18 league games, shooting at a 72.1 percent clip … Led team with 100 free throw makes overall in 140 attempts (71.4 percent) … Netted double figure scoring totals in 21 of the season's final 23 games … Scored a career-high 33 points at UNC Asheville (2/23), the most points in a single game by a Gardner-Webb player since the move to Division I in 2000 … Made 12-of-17 free throws in that game, and knocked down all three of his three-point attempts … Added nine rebounds, two assists and a block in that game … Had 24 points and nine rebounds in a tight game at Wake Forest (12/18) … Scored 21 points in a game three times … Had 21 points and 11 rebounds at Coastal Carolina (1/12) … Had 21 points and four boards at Liberty (2/2) … Had 21 points, nine rebounds and three steals in the first round of the Advance Auto Parts Big South Conference Tournament at High Point (2/27) … Had 19 points, including the game-winning basket, at Radford (12/31) … Scored just nine points vs. Winthrop (12/3), but knocked in the game winner in a tight contest … Also made game-winning buckets vs. Chattanooga (11/27), High Point (1/7) and Charleston Southern (1/10) … Had 13 points and 13 rebounds in a win vs. VMI (2/11) … Netted 13 points and 15 rebounds vs. Coastal Carolina (1/28) … Had 12 rebounds vs. South Carolina State (12/10) … Pulled down 10 rebounds vs. UNC Asheville (12/1) … Had at least eight rebounds in 14 different games … Dished off a season-high four assists twice, vs. South Carolina State and Coastal Carolina … Had three double-doubles on the season, all in league play and twice against Coastal Carolina … Averaged 17.0 points and 13 rebounds in two games vs. the Chanticleers.


2010-2011 at Gardner-Webb: Redshirted after transferring in August from Mississippi Valley State. 2009-2010 at Mississippi Valley State: Played in eight games for the Delta Devils as a sophomore before transferring … Averaged 9.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.4 steals per game … Scored 14 points at Washington State (11/14) … Netted 17 points in final game played at Arkansas (12/5). 2009-2009 at Mississippi Valley State: Saw action in 31 games as a freshman … Averaged 6.9 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game … Averaged 20.3 minutes per game … Scored 11 points at Oklahoma (11/17) … Scored a career-high 22 points at Creighton (12/2) … Averaged 14.5 points per game in two appearances vs. Alabama State … Had 10 games with at least 10 points.


High School: Starred at Colonie (N.Y.) High under Coach Doug Kilmer … Averaged 18.7 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game as a senior … A second-team All-Area selection as a senior by the Troy Record … Played for the powerful Albany City Rocks AAU program under Coach Antwan Morrison … Recruited by several major programs, including Villanova, St. John’s, Virginia Tech, Virginia Commonwealth and George Mason.

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