Class of 2020 power forward Woody Newton verbally commits to Syracuse

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 28, 2019 at 6:55 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder Four-star recruit Woody Newton announced his verbal commitment to Syracuse via Twitter on Tuesday. The 6-foot-8, 190-pound forward from Mt. Zion Prep (Maryland) was recruited primarily by assistant coach Allen Griffin, per 247sports.com. He’s ranked No. 73 in his class by rivals.com and is the first Class of 2020 commitment for Syracuse. He chose the Orange over seven other Division I schools, including Xavier, Maryland, Seton Hall, Cincinnati, Penn State, Kansas State and Virginia Tech. “I will bring to any program a tough player that will lock up any best player in the country,” Newton said at the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League session in Dallas last weekend. “I’m always giving my all, 110%, and I’m ready to work, no matter what.”In 13 EYBL games this summer, Newton averaged 5.7 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. He shot 47.1% from the field and 40% on 20 3-pointers. He also made 18 of his 35 free throw attempts.Newton called himself the best defender in the country at the EYBL session in Dallas last weekend, and with a long, lanky frame, he affected shots at the rim and had the lateral movement to stay in front of guards on the perimeter. In EYBL this year, he averaged 0.9 steals and 0.4 blocks per game and earned playing time at crucial moments on a talented Team Takeover squad with his defensive presence.“Just being long, wily, as well as being able to guard multiple positions my whole life, I always prided myself on defense,” Newton said over the weekend.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse currently has four players listed at the same position as Newton: juniors Marek Dolezaj, Bourama Sidibe and Elijah Hughes and sophomore Robert Braswell. Commentslast_img read more

Patrick Mahomes makes history, becomes fastest player to 9,000 passing yards in NFL

first_imgLast Updated: 23rd December, 2019 16:43 IST Patrick Mahomes Makes History, Becomes Fastest Player To 9,000 Passing Yards In NFL Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes becomes the fastest player to 9,000 passing yards in NFL history. He registered two touchdowns against the Bears. Patrick Mahomes continues to rack up the numbersPatrick Mahomes won the NFL MVP award last season after completing over 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. While only in his second full season in the NFL, Mahomes continues to rack up the numbers. Against the Chicago Bears, Patrick Mahomes completed 251 passing yards and registered 2 touchdowns. This season, Mahomes notched 3857 yards and 23 touchdowns in only 12 stars. Also Read | Lamar Jackson Leads Pro Bowl Voting By HUGE Margin; Russell Wilson, Patrick Mahomes FollowPatrick Mahomes: Fighting for the MVP In October, Patrick Mahomes became the fastest player in the league to complete 7500 passing yards. He continued the same trend to become the fastest player to complete 9000 passing yards. Mahomes has repeatedly been praised for his incredible arm in the league. This coupled with his stellar vision makes him a contender for the NFL MVP award again this season. Although Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson is the overwhelming favourite to scoop the award, if Mahomes continues his stellar showing, he might just make it two MVP wins in a row. Kansas City Chiefs strolled past the Chicago Bears 26-3 on Sunday night (Monday morning IST) to go 11-4 (win-loss) in the NFL. Meanwhile, Chief’s quarterback Patrick Mahomes continues to rack up accolades in the NFL. With another stellar showing against the Bears, Patrick Mahomes became the fastest player in the NFL to complete 9000 passing yards.Also Read | Antonio Brown Throws Shade At Tom Brady With A WILD Proclamation On Twitter SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US Sujay Chakraborty Written By Show off those wheels, @PatrickMahomes 🏃‍♂️ pic.twitter.com/H6sWGw1NYl— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) December 23, 2019 With that completion, QB Patrick Mahomes is over 9,000 passing yards for his career. He becomes the fastest player in NFL history to 9,000 passing yards (30 games).— Chiefs Communications (@ChiefsPR) December 23, 2019 WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV Watch: Chiefs vs Bears highlights Also Read | Patrick Mahomes’s Girlfriend Brittany Matthews Harassed During Chiefs’ Win Over PatriotsThe Kansas City Chiefs comfortably sit on top of the American Football Conference – North Division (AFC North) and will be one of the teams contending for the AFC title. The Chiefs will finish the regular season against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday IST.Also Read | Patrick Mahomes Story, Net Worth, Salary With Kansas City Chiefs, MVP 2019 First Published: 23rd December, 2019 16:43 IST COMMENTlast_img read more