Newton to play for UCM
Sophomore Roadrunners guard Dominique Newton will continue his academic and athletic career next fall at the University of Central Missouri.
Newton helped lead the Roadrunners to back-to-back 20-win seasons during his career at SFCC.
As a sophomore, Newton was part of a team that advanced all the way to the Region XVI tournament championship game for the first time since 1979. SFCC finished the campaign 24-7. Newton was named to the All-Region XVI team.
Newton averaged 12.4 points per game, finishing fourth on the team in scoring. He also contributed 2.8 assists a game from the point guard position and led the team in steals at 1.4 per game.
Newton averaged nine points as a freshman. He also contributed 2.2 rebounds and two assists as a freshman for SFCC. He appeared in all 31 games, starting four for the Roadrunners.
“He’s definitely ready to step in and be a contributor right away,” said Roadrunners Head Coach Kevin Thomas. “He’ll really shoot the basketball and spread the floor for them. They’ll be able to use him in pick-and-roll situations. He’s got a chance to be a really good player for UCM; they’re definitely getting a good player and a good kid.”
Newton plans to major in kinesiology at UCM. He will be joined by current SFCC teammate Matt Webb, who signed earlier in the year to play basketball for the Mules.
“I really liked the campus,” said Newton. “I liked the library, and the education department is great. I thought it was the place for me.”
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