“Absolutely not, I’m not a coach at all,” Horatio Webster, Newman’s father and a former Mississippi State star, told the Clarion-Ledger after Howland got the job Monday. “I don’t want the headache. I’m already getting grey hairs on both sides of my head.”
The 6-foot-4 Newman remains the top uncommitted guard in the Class of 2015 and is considering Kentucky, Kansas, LSU, N.C. State, Ole Miss and Mississippi State among others. He is expected to announce sometime in April, perhaps after the NBA early entry deadline on April 26.