Devin Newton Junior All-American
Devin Newton resides in Inglewood, California. He's a 12 year old rising 7th grader. Newton attends Frank D. Parent Middle School, where he excels off-and-on the court. Devin Newton is ranked #7 in the nation for the graduating class of 2016, according to Hoop Scoop. He also has a 4.0 Grade Point Average. In 2009, he was the top 6th grader at the Jr All-American camp. Devin has two trainers Harold Jones and Brent Summers. "We do speed training" said Summers from Rim2Rim Elite Training Academy. "Devin is fast and explosive", added Jones. Harold used to play against Paul Peirce at the summer college leagues in L.A and was the assistant marketer for And1.
"Struggling to come to grips with his own grief, Duane Newton faced the difficult task of explaining to his 10-year old son Devin that his big brother had died, initially withholding that it was while playing the game they both loved." - Evan Barnes
We had the chance to see Devin play, he scores with ease and makes the extra pass to the open man. He has a never give up attitude. Devin's mother Demetra is 6'1 and his father Duane is 6'3. Newton's a serious player and he's on top of his game. He works out extra hard just to escape the harsh reality of his older brothers death. DeShawn, collapsed and died while playing at a tournament in Texas. Duane says Devin has "probably been through more than any kid in the last two years". The truth is that the pain of losing DeShawn will never go away.
R.I.P DeShawn Newton
Tragedy struck Daniel Murphy High School as DeShawn Newton, a 14-year old promising freshman who played on the basketball team, died suddenly on April 26 after playing in a tournament in Grand Prairie, Texas... (Full Article) Los Sentinel.