Sam’s the new man for Leopards

Leopards’ coach Thomas Baker has announced his latest signing for the 2018/19 season, Sam Newman a 6’5″ guard.
The Brit led Division Two in three-point shooting when he last played in England, while averaging 18ppg. He was EABL (the top league for college players in England) MVP in his last season with Copleston High School.
Newman signed for University of Alberta in Canada on full Scholarship in 2016-17 season, and will now continue his education at the University of Essex as part of the Big Cats’ partnership with Colchester based institution.
“Sam is a great person as well as a great player” said Baker. “His ability to shoot the ball from the perimeter is exceptional and I have seen first what he can do as he dominated the EABL during his time as a student athlete at Copleston.
“He is a great team mate and will really help us with our young core in playing together. He has developed both physically and technically since then and I am really excited to have him on board, and can’t wait to work with him in both university and NBL competitions.”
The new Leopard will make his debut in the Essex Classic and is raring to go: “I’m excited to get this season up and running with all the new guys coming in and to play alongside teammates from my past. “After multiple years playing in Division Two as a teenager at Ipswich I can’t wait to compete and showcase my progression at the next level with the Leopards.”