Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
The 2014 Neumann-Goretti point guard is down to UCLA, Oregon, Minnesota, Syracuse, Miami and Texas A&M. All six have offered.
No Philadelphia-area schools made the cut, and Syracuse is the closest to home.
The 6-foot-3 Newton will hold in-home visits with the schools before scheduling official visits, Neumann-Goretti assistant John Mosco told SNY.tv.
Newton and Brooklyn Lincoln guard Isaiah Whitehead have talked about packaging, possibly at UCLA, Syracuse, Miami or Minnesota. Whitehead has said he wants to visit UCLA, Arizona and Syracuse.
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.