VIDEO: Hoops phenom Julian Newman hits 1,000 career varsity points ... in 7th grade

VIDEO: Hoops phenom Julian Newman hits 1,000 career varsity points ... in 7th grade

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VIDEO: Hoops phenom Julian Newman hits 1,000 career varsity points ... in 7th grade

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The Julian Newman hype train continues at pace, and boy is it ever getting impressive. The 7th grade superstar, who competes on the high school varsity team for Downey Christian School in Orlando, became the youngest player ever to reach 1,000 varsity points.

Obviously that alleged record is very difficult to prove, but it seems to be based on common sense, which should be alone. Newman is almost certainly the only player to begin suiting up for a high school varsity squad as a fifth grader, let alone start for that team and play a majority of the minutes. In the two years since, Newman has emerged as Downey’s biggest playmaker and threat, which helps explain how he has reached 1,000 points in less than three full seasons.

Of course, if you want more visual proof of precisely why Newman is so special, you can see it directly below. That’s the Julian Newman mixtape from the first half of the 2014-15 season, and Newman is still shaking-and-baking. Newman isn’t quite the pip squeak that he was when he first began suiting up with the varsity squad as a fifth grader, but he’s still smaller than everyone else on the court … and still making the rest of them look downright bad.

The 1,000-point milestone is likely to generate a renewed press interest in Newman, his story and his family’s story. By now, everyone knows that both Julian and his younger sister Jaden train for hours per day. For Jaden, that kind of early dedication has early led to scholarship offers. For Julian, those may still be waiting on his growth spurt.

It seems a safe bet that spurt or no, some college program will eventually take the plunge with Newman. When they do, they’ll get the quickest young man to 1,000 career varsity points, too.

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