Malik Newman

Position: Guard
Height: 6-4 / 193 cms
Weight: 185 lbs / 84 kgs
School: Callaway H.S. ‘15
Hometown: Jackson, Miss.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship MVP, 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship MVP.
  • Gold Medals: 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship, 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship.
  • Member of the 2014 USA U17 World Championship Team that posted a 7-0 record and captured the FIBA U17 World Championship for Men gold medal in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
  • Member of the USA Basketball Men’s U16 National Team that posted a perfect 5-0 record en route to winning gold at the 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship in Maldonado, Uruguay; started all five games and averaged 16.2 ppg. and notched a team-high 14 steals.
  • Named to the 2013-14 USA Basketball Men’s Developmental National Team on March 27, 2013.
  • Participated in the October 2012 USA Developmental National Team mini-camp, held in Colorado Springs, Colo.   

High School Honors

  • 2013 MaxPreps National Sophomore of the Year.
  • 2013 MaxPreps Sophomore All-American first team.
  • 2013 Jackson Clarion-Ledger Metro Player of the Year and All-Metro first team.
  • Is one of just three freshmen or sophomores to ever earn Metro Player of the Year honors, joining Monta Ellis and Othella Harrington.
  • High School Notes

    • Attends Callaway High School (Miss.), where as a sophomore in 2012-13 he led his team to a second-consecutive Mississippi Class 5A state championship and a 27-7 record; averaged 23.0 ppg. and 5.0 rpg.
    • Tallied 18 points and seven rebounds in the 2013 Class 5A championship game.
    • Scored a career-best 37 points against Provine H.S., the team Callaway defeated in the 2013 state championship game.
    • Averaged as a freshman in 2011-12,  22.9 ppg. and 4.6 rpg. as the Chargers finished the year with a 24-6 record.
    • Posted single-game bests of 54 points, 13 rebounds, 10 assists, five blocked shots and five steals.

    Personal Notes

    • Born on Feb. 21, 1997, in Shreveport, La.
    • Son of LaKeysha Newman and Horatio Webster, has one brother, Jacob Webster (1), and one sister, Cadajia Perry (6).
    • Stepson of Katherine Robinson-Webster, who has provided Malik with “everlasting support and inspiration.”
    • Is an honor roll student.
    • Has an aunt who currently serves in the U.S. Navy.
    • Father played basketball at Mississippi State University and professionall overseas; uncle Detrick White also played at Misissippi State and overseas.
    • Started playing basketball when he was very young.
    • Nickname is “Leek.”
    • Tweets under the handle @iammaliknewman.

    The Inside Scoop

    • Favorite player on the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team: Carmelo Anthoy.
    • If he could drive anything, it would be: a Phantom.
    • Currently drives: a Cadillac Escalade.
    • Top five movies of all time: Friday, Family Johnson Vacation, Spider-man, Malibu’s Most Wanted and Friday After Next.
    • Favorite sports magazine: ESPN The Magazine.
    • Favorite app: Unblock Me.
    • Favorite sport other than basketball: Track and field.
    • Favorite class: geometry.
    • Favorite basketball player of all time: Michael Jordan.
    • Favorite team: Chicago Bulls
    • Favorite Olympian: Michael Jordan.
    • Best player ever faced: there have been too many to choose just one.
    • Most impressive person ever met: his grandmother.
    • Would compare his game to: O.J. Mayo.
    • This right-hander wears No. 14 because: he didn’t know too many people with the number.
    • Away from the court, enjoys: hanging out and having fun.
    • Most people don’t know: he likes to draw and tries to sing.
    • First traveled outside the United States as a member of the 2013 USA U16 National Team

    USA Basketball Statistics

    TEAM
    G/S
    FGM-FGA
    PCT
    3PM-3PA
    PCT
    FTM-FTA
    PCT
    REB/AVG
    PTS/AVG
    AST
    BLK
    STL
    2014 U17 7/7 41- 86 .477 12- 33 .364 10- 17 .588 34/ 4.9 104/ 14.9 21 1 5
    2013 U16
    5/5
    30- 64
    .469
    10- 28
    .357
    11- 14
    .786
    13/ 2.6
    81/ 16.2
    10
    0
    14
    Totals 12/12 71- 150 .473 22-61 .361 21- 31 .677 47/ 3.9 185/ 15.4 31 1 19