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John Newman III

John Newman III - Men's Basketball - Clemson University Athletics


  • Appeared in 31 games, starting a career-best 31 contests.
  • Increased scoring output by 7.4 points per game (9.5 ppg).
  • Held opponents in matched up situations to just 37.0 percent shooting.
  • Rebounds per game more than doubled from 1.8 per game to 3.9 per game.
  • More than doubled his amount of steals from 12 to 31.
  • Shooting percentage increased 5.6 percent from last season (44.0 percent).
  • More than quadrupled his assists from 15 to 68.
  • Tallied a career-best four assists in a game on four occasions: vs. Alabama A&M, at North Carolina, at Wake Forest and at Virginia Tech.

Best Games, 2019-20

  • Opened the season with back-to-back double-digit scoring games with 15 points in the home opener against Virginia Tech (Nov. 5) and 16 points in a win over Presbyterian (Nov. 7). Went 11-for-20 combined in both games from the floor.
  • Scored 16 points on 4-for-8 shooting in a loss to No. 21 Colorado (Nov. 26) in the MGM Main Events tournament in Las Vegas.
  • Put together three consecutive double-digit scoring games in a 3-0 stretch that saw the Tigers top NC State (Jan. 4), North Carolina (Jan. 11) and Duke (Jan. 14). He scored 12 points in a home win over the Wolfpack.
  • He netted 17 points in the Tigers’ first-ever win over the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, finishing an efficient 7-for-12 from the floor with six rebounds and four assists.
  • Notched 14 points in a home win over No. 3 Duke, finishing 5-for-7 from the floor, including an ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 dunk over Duke’s Javin DeLaurier.
  • Was a major catalyst in the Tigers’ win over No. 5 Louisville (Feb. 15), scoring a career-high 23 points on 7-for-9 shooting and a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line. He also finished with six rebounds.
  • First career double-double came in a dominant win at Boston College (Feb. 22). Finished with 11 points, 10 rebounds and three assists.
  • Notched 18 points in a home win over No. 6 Florida State (Feb. 29), finishing 6-for-13 from the floor with two rebounds and two assists.
  • Playing back in his hometown for the ACC Tournament, he scored 11 points, grabbed three rebounds and dished two assists in a win over Miami (March 11).


  • Appeared in all 34 games this season and made one start
  • Made first career start against Mississippi State (Dec. 8)
  • Played 20+ minutes on five occasions
  • Averaged 2.1 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per contest
  • Shot 38.4 percent from the floor and 32.1 percent from distance
  • Grabbed 60 rebounds, including 15 on the offensive glass
  • Tallied 15 assists, 12 steals and five blocks
  • Played double-digit minutes in 22 games
  • Made at least two field goals in nine contests.

Best Games, 2018-19

  • Made collegiate debut playing 18 minutes in the season opener against The Citadel (Nov. 6)
  • Scored five points and grabbed three rebounds against the Bulldogs
  • Played double-digit minutes in the next three contests, scoring 10 total points, including tying his season-high of five against Sam Houston State (Nov. 14)
  • Made his first collegiate start against Mississippi State in the Never Forget Tribute Classic – played 14 minutes
  • Grabbed a career-high six rebounds at South Carolina (Dec. 22) and five points, including an emphatic dunk on the Gamecocks’ Chris Silva
  • Connected on a career-best two 3-pointers against Wake Forest (Feb. 3)
  • Tied season-high with two assists in 19 minutes played against North Carolina (March 2)
  • Scored three points against NC State in the ACC Tournament (March 13) on an and-one play with a fast-break dunk in the first half
  • Scored a career-high six points and grabbed four rebounds in first career postseason game against Wright State in the first round of the NIT (March 19) – finished 2-for-3 from the field against Wright State, including 1-for-2 from distance
  • Blocked two shots and added an assist and a steal against the Raiders
  • Scored four points against Wichita State (March 23)

Before Clemson

  • Came to Clemson as a four-star prospect
  • Ranked No. 5 in the state of North Carolina according to Phenom Hoops
  • Ranked 42nd at his position nationally according to ESPN
  • Led his team in scoring and scored 24 points and was named MVP of the NCISAA 3A State Championship game
  • Celected to the NCISSA all-state team for the second consecutive season as a senior and was named to the PACIS all-conference team for the third-straight year
  • Three-time state champion
  • Finished with 1,400 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists and 100 steals in career at Greensboro Day School
  • Chose Clemson over Providence, Wake Forest, Georgia Tech and Boston College


  • Born August 2, 1999 (turns 21 prior to the 2020-21 season).
  • Majoring in Communications.

High School Accolades

  • Finished career with 1,400 points, 500 rebounds, 200 assists, 100 steals
  • Lenwood Edwards Endowment Award for Academic Leadership
  • Rivals Top 150
  • Top 5 in Phenom Hoops
  • 3-time state champion (2015, 2016, 2018)
  • NCISAA 3A Championship Game MVP (2018)
  • 2-time NCISAA 3A All-State (2017 and 2018)
  • Associated Press NC All-State Team (2018)
  • McDonald’s All-American Nominee (2018)
  • News and Record Private School All-Area Player of the Year (2018)
  • 3-time News and Record Private School All-Area Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • ‘Iolani Classic All-Tournament Team (2018)
  • Cannon Classic All-Tournament Team (2016)
  • NBPA Top 100 Invitee and Participant (2017)
  • Phenom Hoops National Showcase Game MVP (2016 and 2017)
  • 3-time PACIS All-Conference Team (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • 5-time HAECO Invitational Champion (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • HAECO Invitational MVP (2018)
  • 3-time HAECO Invitational All-Tournament Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • 15-0 record at HAECO Invitational
  • 2-time participant at the GEICO (formerly called Dick’s) National HS Tournament
  • Overall record of 152-24
  • Averaged 14.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.2 assists during senior season