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WELCOME TO THE U: Canes Land Top 2014 Point Guard

Two after James Palmer gave his pledge to the U, another 2014 guard decided to do the same.


One week ago today, Ja'Quan Newton trimmed his list to 6.

This morning, Ja'Quan Newton trimmed his list to 1.

He will be attending the University of Miami.

Here's the scouting report on Newton from his AAU coach, Rob Brown.

"He's a very confident player. He’s got a lot of stuff in his game. He drives the ball extremely well. He has floaters with both hands, he can go left, right, he can work with a guy on his hip. His jump shot is probably his biggest weakness, but he’s actually become pretty adequate at it. It’s good to see that he’s improved so much in his jump shooting, because then it shows that he can just continue improving".

Newton, the 6'2, 180 prospect from Philadelphia is more of a combo guard, but would like to play a majority of his time at the point at the next level. While James Palmer (who committed Monday night) is still developing, Newton is more college ready right now. From day 1 on camps, look for Newton to contribute.

Newton is rated a consensus 4* prospect and top 50 player in the country. The 247composite rankings have him at #49 overall.