Five-Star Plus+ PF Asa Newell sets commitment date

On3 imageby:Joe Tipton10/24/23

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Montverde (Fla.) Academy 2024 five-star power forward Asa Newell has set his commitment date. The 6-foot-9, 205-pound senior will announce his college decision on Wednesday, October 25th.

Newell is set to choose between four programs — AlabamaGeorgiaGonzagaand Texas.

Along with his finalists, Newell also received offers from Indiana, Auburn, Kansas, Michigan, Baylor, and others.

A native of Athens, Ga., Newell is the No. 10 overall player in the country, according to the On3 Industry Rankings. Newell is ranked as a five-star by all four major recruiting media services, making him a Five-Star Plus+ recruit.

Scouting Report

“Asa Newell is a lengthy forward with a projectable frame. The frame is what you notice from the second he walks on the floor. The lefty has soft touch with range that extends beyond the three-point line, especially off the catch. The jump shot can get inconsistent, would like to see him get the balance right. He is comfortable driving left aggressively. He is an instinctive offensive rebounder, and he is not afraid to mix it up in traffic and hunt put-back dunks. Newell will need to continue developing the right hand and progressing with his middle game. Strength will also be a thing with the 6-foot-9 forward. However, with his size, skill set, and quick-twitch athleticism, when his motor runs hot, there is a lot of production he brings to the court.” – On3’s Jamie Shaw

About Asa Newell

Asa Newell is originally from Athens, Georgia but began his high school career in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, playing his freshman and sophomore seasons at Choctawhatchee High School. During his sophomore season, Newell helped the Indians to a 22-2 record while averaging 14.7 points and 8.7 rebounds. He transferred to powerhouse prep basketball program Montverde Academy before his junior season to play in the NIBC League. Midway through his junior season, Newell was averaging 15.7 points, five rebounds and 2.3 blocks. “I’m pretty good in a lot of areas,” Newell told On3’s Jamie Shaw. “My 3-point shot, running the floor, rebounding, I’m working on my post game. I’m really trying to refine my game and add little things here and there. My goal is to be dominant, so I watch a lot of Giannis Antetokounmpo and how he comes down the floor and dunks on people. Obviously, we are different, but I want to be dominant.” Newell’s brother, Jaden Newell, walked on to the Georgia basketball team. Newell is also left-handed, something that he uses to create matchup problems for defenders.