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Brad Newley

GUARD/FORWARD

#8

2016/17: Returned to Australia after a brilliant European career….made an immediate impact with the purple and gold…averaged 17.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.2 steals in 33 minutes per game while shooting 47% from the field, 80% from the free throw line and 32% from three point range…sixth in the league in scoring…seventh in the league in assists…tenth in the league in steals…led the Kings in scoring and assists…had season-high 34 points against the Wildcats in Perth Arena in Round Seven…missed four games due to a late-season hamstring injury…named to the NBL All Star Second Team…named Sydney Kings Most Valuable Player…named Sydney Kings Members Player of the Year…signed with the Kings for the 2017/2018 NBL season and will be in the second year of his three-year contract.

 

Career: One of Australia’s finest players has had a stellar career right from his junior days…member of the Australian team that won the gold medal at the 2003 FIBA World Junior Championships in Greece…averaged 6.4ppg in tournament and had 16 points in final against Lithuania…teammates included Andrew Bogut, Damian Martin, Matt Knight and Aleks Maric…exploded on to the NBL as a 19 year old rookie in 2004 with the Townsville Crocodiles…averaged 16.0ppg, 3.3rpg and shot 51% from the field in 35 games…became only player in NBL history to win Rookie of the Year and Sixth Man of the Year in same season…won MVP at 2005 NBL All Star Game…in all played 102 games for the Crocodiles over three seasons…has played a total of 125 NBL games…NBL career averages 18.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.0 steals per game…drafted by Houston Rockets in second round of 2007 NBA Draft – 54th pick overall…played in NBA Summer League with Houston in 2007 and 2009…moved to Europe and has been a force in various powerful continental leagues for over a decade…started in Greece in 2007 with Panionis Athens before moving to Panionios Athens for the 2008/2009 season…was a standout at powerhouse Turkish club Besiktas and renowned Lithuanian franchise Lietuvos Rytas Vilnius…moved to the elite Spanish ACB league in 2012 with Valencia…spent four seasons with Gran Canaria…helped his team to Eurocup appearances in 2015 and 2016… helped take Gran Canaria to 2016 ACB playoffs after 21-13 regular season…member of team that finished runner-up in 2016 Spanish Cup Final…was stalwart of Australian national program…won gold medal with Boomers at 2006 Commonwealth Games…two-time Olympian with appearances in Beijing (2008) and London (2012)…last player cut from 2016 Olympic squad…three-time member of the Boomers’ FIBA World Cup team in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

 

Personal: Married to Brigid…has one daughter, Betty…sister Mia is WNBL player for Townsville Fire and was MVP of the 2015 WNBL Grand Final.