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Johnny Newman

Johnny Newman, born in Danville, VA and a 1986 graduate of the University of Richmond, led the Spiders in scoring from 1982-1986 and is the all-time leading scorer for Richmond with 2,383 points. Newman had a .532 career field goal percentage and an .800 career free throw percentage. He was named to 8 All-Tournament teams and was the MVP for the 1984 CAA Tournament. While at UofR, Newman was a 2xFirst Team All-State, 3x CAA All-Conference selection and 1984 Conference Player of the Year, and a 3x Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America .In 1986, Newman was drafted in the 2nd round (29th overall) by the Cleveland Cavaliers. Over 17 seasons in the NBA, Newman was a member of the Cleveland Cavaliers, the New York Knicks, the Charlotte Hornets, the New Jersey Nets, the Milwaukee Bucks, the Denver Nuggets and the Dallas Mavericks. He totaled 1,169 games in his career (512 starts) and finished his career with 12,740 points, 2,536 rebounds, and 1.688 assists. He is a member of the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Silver Anniversary Team (1985-2010), a member of the 1991 University of Richmond Athletic Hall of Fame, and his #20 jersey has been retired by the Richmond Spiders.

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