The Best Kept Secret
Middle School Elite saved the best for last. Shavar Newkirk is one of the best rising freshmen players in the country. Newkirk was born and raised in Harlem, NY. He's a 5'10 point guard with a Rondo type build and wiry arms. He causes havoc when in the passing lanes, swiping at the ball and blocking shots. Well, Newkirk will be attending Rice, a powerhouse high school close to where he lives. "I want to win three title championships" said Newkirk. In his humble ambitions, he realizes a difficult task awaits him. He'll definitely be a main feature on NHSE.
"Shavar is a big name in the city", said Maurice Hicks, former head coach at Rice. Now, he's currently in charge of the basketball operations at St. John University. Shavar has gained MVP status, as a legit point guard. He's a student-athlete on top of his game. Newkirk's a winner on the court and in the classroom.
In 2005 and 2006, Newkirk won two AAU division 2 national championships. Shavar's father, Shameek says those experiences gave his son a winning mentality. " I'm focusing on getting him ready for the next level" said Shameek. Newkirk is no stranger to the gym, he actually enjoys exercising. He's either working out with a personal trainer or at practice with Team Scan. He's a team oriented, pass first point guard who rebounds. He shoots the ball well and is capable of attacking the rim with his weak hand. Kemba Walker is a player we can't forget but Shavar Newkirk is a name we'll remember. The updates of Newkirk's success will be exclusively on National High School Elite.