Jun 16, 2014
Univ. of Miami Recruiting 9-Year-Old Girls Basketball Star

Jaden Newman isn’t a normal girls basketball player. The 9-year-old earned national headlines in January for playing on her school’s varsity high school basketball team while still in fourth grade. Yet she’s now getting attention of a more formal kind that raises even more eyebrows: She’s being formally recruited by a major collegiate program.

Earlier in June, Newman received an official recruiting letter from the University of Miami’s girls basketball program. The Miami recruiting efforts have been led by assistant coach Derrick Gibbs, beginning with a phone call to the Newman family through Jaden Newman’s Downey Christian School. Given that she is coached by her father, it wasn’t too hard to get in touch with the youngster’s family, and shortly thereafter she was sent the recruiting packet that you see in the photo below by the Miami coaching staff. All of these recruiting contacts and timeline were confirmed by Newman’s father, Jamie Newman, in an email exchange and interview with USA Today.

On June 10, Jaden Newman took an unofficial recruiting visit to Miami, where she toured the program’s facilities and got to mug inside the Miami “U, among other experiences.

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Univ. of Miami Recruiting 9-Year-Old Girls Basketball Star

From IndyStar.com

Jaden Newman isn’t a normal girls basketball player. The 9-year-old earned national headlines in January for playing on her school’s varsity high school basketball team while still in fourth grade. Yet she’s now getting attention of a more formal kind that raises even more eyebrows: She’s being formally recruited by a major collegiate program.

Earlier in June, Newman received an official recruiting letter from the University of Miami’s girls basketball program. The Miami recruiting efforts have been led by assistant coach Derrick Gibbs, beginning with a phone call to the Newman family through Jaden Newman’s Downey Christian School. Given that she is coached by her father, it wasn’t too hard to get in touch with the youngster’s family, and shortly thereafter she was sent the recruiting packet that you see in the photo below by the Miami coaching staff. All of these recruiting contacts and timeline were confirmed by Newman’s father, Jamie Newman, in an email exchange and interview with USA Today.

On June 10, Jaden Newman took an unofficial recruiting visit to Miami, where she toured the program’s facilities and got to mug inside the Miami “U, among other experiences.

Click here to read the complete story.






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