11 year old Jaden Newman drops 57 in home opener
Back in February, Steph Curry took on some of the best and most clutch 3-point shooters of all-time and only one person was able to beat him in a shootout: not 3-pt champ Tim Legler, not Big Shot Rob, not his father. The winning competitor was a 10 year old girl named Jaden Newman. Luck right? Jaden was allowed to shoot from a closer line but she’s a legit lethal shooter. She’s been playing on the varsity girls team at her school since she was in the 3rd grade and averaged 30.5 points & 9.2 assists per game last season.
At all-star weekend I asked Steph when were they going to have a rematch and he laughed and said “anytime, because I haven’t heard the end of this since that video.”
Although she’s still about 8 years away from being eligible to play in the NBA – her goal is to become the 1st woman in the NBA – she looks ready for that rematch. In the home opener on Tuesday night, Newman dropped 57 points!
If you aren’t familiar with the Newman family, her older brother – 13 year old Julian – has some serious skills too. Earler in the year he became the youngest player to ever score 1,000 points in high school.