Skyhawk Men's Basketball | Marshun Newell - 25

HometownMemphis, Tenn.
Height/Weight6-3 - 195 lbs.

2013-14: Emerged as one of the league’s best newcomers, starting in 24 games while playing 31 games at point guard…Averaged 10.5 points, a team-high 3.5 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 26.9 minutes per game…Ranked in the top-10 in the OVC in three categories: assist-to-turnover ratio (1.4, ninth); steals (1.4, ninth) and assists (3.5, 10th)…Cracked double-figures in the scoring column 19 times, leading the team in scoring on four different occasions…Scored a career-best 21 points (8-of-11 shooting) at Jacksonville State on Dec. 30…Had a double-double in back-to-back OVC games (10 points, career-high 11 rebounds in only 22 minutes against Belmont on Jan. 11, 11 points, career-high 10 assists against Tennessee State on Jan. 13)…Had 14 multi-steal games, swiping three steals on four different occasions…Was a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line against Rochester College on Nov. 15.

BEFORE UTM: Comes to UT Martin out of Southwest Tennessee Community College, where he was ranked as the No. 80 junior college player in the nation by…Playing under coaches Verties Sails and Kevin Whitted, Newell’s Southwest Tennessee teams posted a 26-18 record in his two seasons…The Saluqis advanced to a pair of Tennessee Community College Athletic Association/National Junior College Athletic Association Region VII Tournaments in Newell’s tenure…Averaged 18.0 points, 6.9 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.3 steals in 34.3 minutes per game in 2012-13…Made a team-high 30 three-pointers and also shot 79.6 percent from the free throw line (109-for-137) on his way to All-TCCAA first team honors…Poured in at least 20 points on eight different occasions last season, including a season-best 28 point effort at Motlow State on Feb. 13…Compiled four double-doubles, pulling down a career-high 13 rebounds at Dyersburg State on Feb. 2…Career-high in assists came against Mid-South on Nov. 29, a game in which he nearly recorded a triple-double (15 points, nine rebounds, nine assists)…As a freshman in 2011-12, Newell averaged 10.6 points, 4.9 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals, earning a spot on the All-TCCAA second team…Cracked the 20-point mark in four contests, compiling a season-high 28 points against Motlow State on Jan. 28…Other season-highs included 12 rebounds and six assists against Jackson State on Dec. 9 and six assists against Dyersburg State on Feb. 4…Was an all-district and all-region selection under head coach Nicholas Adams at Middle College High School in Memphis…Poured in 15.9 points per game during his senior season, a year where the Bulldogs finished as runner-up in the District 16A…Piled up a season-high 25 points against Sheffield High School on Feb. 5, 2009.

PERSONAL: Born on Jan. 7, 1991…Son of the late Katrina Hill…Is the cousin of former Skyhawk All-American Lester Hudson, who earned two OVC Male Athlete of the Year awards from 2007-09…Majoring in management.

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