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Newsome is one of the top-five returning scorers and rebounders in the Big South Conference.
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Newsome Named Preseason Second-Team All-Big South
Courtesy: Gardner-Webb
          Release: October 09, 2012
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CHARLOTTE - Gardner-Webb standout Tashan Newsome was named preseason second-team All-Big South Conference Tuesday at the league's media day.

Newsome (Albany, N.Y. / Colonie HS) led Gardner-Webb in both scoring (12.3 ppg) and rebounding (7.0 rpg) last season, and grew into a dominant player during stretches in league play. The redshirt senior made five game-winning baskets on the season, including four in Big South games.

The 6-foot-3, 200-pound guard bumped his averages to 14.0 points and 7.7 rebounds per game against Big South competition and poured in a career-high 33 points to go with nine rebounds at league champion UNC Asheville in late February.

A physical player who was at his best in traffic and around the rim, Newsome got to the free throw line 140 times and made a team-high 100 attempts (71.4 percent), including 80 makes in league play.

A testament to his consistency down the stretch, Newsome scored in double figures 21 times in Gardner-Webb's final 23 games. He averaged 17 points and 13 rebounds in two match ups with preseason league favorite Coastal Carolina, with two of his three double-doubles coming against the Chanticleers.

Newsome is one of the top-five returning scorers and rebounders in the conference and is one of six players who return for Gardner-Webb with starting experience.

2012-2013 Preseason All-Big South
First Team
Stan Okoye (6-6, 215, Sr., F) – VMI (Preseason Player of the Year)
Darren White (6-4, 210, Sr., G) – Campbell
Anthony Raffa (6-1, 170, RSr., G) – Coastal Carolina
Trey Freeman (6-2, 185, So., G) – Campbell
Saah Nimley (5-8, 155, So., G) – Charleston Southern

Second Team
Khalid Mutakabbir (6-4, 190, Sr., G) – Presbyterian
Jeremy Atkinson (6-4, 210, Sr., F) – UNC Asheville
Arlon Harper (6-1, 170, So., G) – Charleston Southern
Kierre Greenwood (6-2, 175, Sr., G) – Coastal Carolina
Tashan Newsome (6-3, 200, RSr., G) – Gardner-Webb



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