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Player Profile

Brad Newley

GUARD/FORWARD

#8

2015/16: Continued outstanding career in Europe with Spanish League club Herballife Gran Canaria…helped team to third place in Eurocup competition…averaged 8.5ppg and 3.0rpg in 16 Eurocup games…averaged 8.0ppg and 2.6rpg in 35 games in Spanish League…helped take Gran Canaria to playoffs after 21-13 regular season…member of team that finished runner-up in Spanish Cup Final.

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 Alexs 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…NBL career averages 19.1ppg, 4.5rpg and 3.1apg…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…has spent past four seasons with Gran Canaria…helped his team to Eurocup appearances in 2015 and 2016…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)…three-time member of the Boomers’ FIBA World Cup team in 2006, 2010 and 2014.

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