Posted On: 05/2/19 8:42 PM
One of the fastest rising players this spring has been Meg Newman. The 6’2 forward is our third ranked player in the 2021 class and she’s starting to really shine this spring. She has always flashed a ton of potential and we are now seeing that potential start to come out. This past high school season Meg scored 9.6 points a game for North Central. This upcoming year she is going to be thrust into an even bigger role. Newman’s big goal is to win a state championship but she also has some other things she is looking to accomplish.
“My biggest goal is to develop my vocal skills as a leader,” Newman said. “As an upperclassman this next high school season, I want to do all I can to set an example for my teammates. As a player, I want to grow very comfortable with shooting. Whether that be pulling up off the dribble or catch and shoot, I need that comfort by the time high school rolls around.”
Newman is a player unlike any other in the state. She’s built like a forward, but moves and is athletic like a wing. She also contains the ability to make plays and handle the ball like a guard. Newman is also showing the ability to consistently knock down jumpers out to 20′. Newman is really starting to come together this spring and show college coaches what she can do while running with Indiana Elite Platinum. Indiana Elite Platinum is starting to come together and this is a team that has a ton of scholarship level talent.
“I think the summer is going well” Newman said. “I think we have all made improvements from our high school seasons that have allowed us to gel together really nicely. When we work out all our kinks, I think we will truly be a force to be reckoned with.”
Meg’s confidence is very visible on the court and her motor helps her stand out from other players. College coaches have taken notice as well, especially after the first live period. Newman has added Butler, DePaul, Indiana, Vanderbilt, and Washington State to her list of offers since this last live period in Dallas to bring her number of offers to 15. With continued good play this summer, Newman will see a continued expansion of this list. She has already visited seven schools and this June she is planning to take visits to DePaul, Illinois, Iowa, and Northwestern.
Newman is a player to watch over the next few years as her game is coming together really well. Her passion for the game really stands out off the floor as well. She’s a player who has been really solid for Indiana Elite Platinum and will be a state standout this winter.