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Madison Newby
Player Profile:
Madison Newby 2203541
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lawrenceville, Ga.
High School: Archer
ACADEMICS

• Spring 2016 Dean's List
• Fall 2014 Athletic Director's Honor Roll
• Majoring in risk management insurance

AWARDS

• Sun Belt Conference Freshman of Year

2015-16

Voted as the Sun Belt Conference Freshman of the Year for 2015-16 by league coaches and media.

Led Sun Belt in assists (145, 5.0) and ranked No. 48 in NCAA...Had a 14-assist game at Troy (Feb. 13) that tied for second-most in game in school history and was highest of season in Sun Belt...Also had 12-assist game at Stetson (Dec. 21) that tied for second-most made in a game in Sun Belt in 2015-16.

Played most minutes on team (871, 30.0)that was 240 more than anyone else on the team...Played 30 or more minutes in 18 of the 29 games...Played all 29 games and started 28.

Scored 248 points (second most on team) for 8.6 per game average (third on team).

Top scoring game was 20 points vs. Troy (Jan. 7) with 4-of-6 from field and 12-of-19 from free throw line...Had 18-point game vs. Appalachian State (Feb. 27) with 6 field goals and 6-of-6 free throws.

Shot twice as many free throws (130) as anyone else on team, making 81 (62.3%).
Had 109 rebounds from point guard spot to finish third of team (3.8 per game)...Top game was 8 rebounds vs. Arkansas State (2/20/16) and Appalachian State (2/27/16).

Led team in steals with 47...Her 1.6 per game steal average was third on team and No. 14 in Sun Belt.

PREP

Was Region 8-AAAAAA Player of the Year for the 29-4 Region champions of Archer High School in Lawrenceville, Ga.

The point guard set Gwinnett County record and school record with 665 career assists (5.36 per game)...Fifth in Gwinnett County history for assists season (223) and sixth in county history for assists in game (14 vs. Jeff Davis, 1/17/14).

Aggressive on defense, produced 458 career steals (3.69 per game), averaging better than 100 per season...Had 406 career rebounds.

Scored 1,538 points for the Archer Tigers, finishing senior season with 556 points scored (18.5).

Had 74 games in double-figure scoring...Was 13th in Gwinnett County history in scoring and 171 free throws made in a season were seventh in county history...Made two free throws in final seconds of state playoff game to force OT vs. Tift County and then win game to advance to semifinals.

Winning mattered as coach Ryan Lesniaks' team compiled a 93-31 record and made state tournament all four years...Was state runner-up in 2014 and advanced to semifinals in 2015.

Top marks included 10 steals vs. Berkmar (1/9/15) and 17 of 27 free throws vs. Lowndes County (3/1/14).

Was three-time all-state pick and four-time all-county honoree...Picked for GACA North-South All-Star game and scored five of her 11 points in the final 30 seconds to secure the win for her team.

Played AAU basketball with Georgia Pistols and Nike Team Elite.

PERSONAL

Born on June 29, 1997 in metro Atlanta.

Younger sister, Autumn, a 6-foot-2 post player played on Archer team with senior Madison and is being scouted by ACC, SEC and Big 10 schools. Autumn is two years younger.

Parents are Vance and Peaches Newby...Dad was a high school basketball player.

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