First she’s getting recruiting by the University of Miami at age 9. Next she’s beating Warriors sensation Stephen Curry in a three-point shooting contest. Clearly she’s a phenom. What can she do next?
In fact, the Foot Locker ad in which Jaden Newman, the 10-year-old dominating varsity high school girls basketball in Florida, edges Steph Curry in a shooting contest — as brought to everyone’s attention by our friends at For the Win — is just the cherry on another remarkable season she’s been authoring for Downey Christian School.
In her second season of full-time high school basketball, the younger Newman (her brother Julian is a fellow uber-young prep hoops star turned viral internet sensation) is averaging 30 points and 9 assists per game, to go along with 6 steals per game on the defensive end.
Without a doubt, Newman has been the standout leader for a Downey Christian Academy team that has racked up an impressive 15-3 record, including a victory over highly regarded City of Life Christian Academy.
Of course, none of this should come as a major surprise to anyone who saw Newman’s highlights when she was still in the fourth grade. A year on she’s just added more confidence, speed and court vision to her already remarkable skill set. In fact, she even has enough confidence to shoot down the man who just may be the NBA’s MVP.