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D.J. Newbill
D.J.  Newbill


Philadelphia, Pa.

High School:
Strawberry Mansion HS

Last College:
Southern Mississippi

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 210





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POSTGAME NOTES - Penn State 78, Northwestern 63


MBB Opens with 86-75 Win Over Campbell

Nittany Lions Record Big Ten's First Win of 2017-18


POST GAME NOTES: Penn State 86, Campbell 75


Penn State vs. Purdue (USATSI)

Penn State Falls to Purdue in B1G Quarterfinals


Penn State vs. Iowa (USATSI)

Penn State Advances With 67-58 Win Over Iowa


Penn State @ Minnesota

USATSI photos men's basketball vs. Minnesota -- 3/8/15


Penn State vs. No. 23 Ohio State

Penn State falls to No. 23 Ohio State, 77-67


Iowa at Penn State

Penn State drops overtime game 81-77 against Iowa


  • Ranks 21st in career scoring at Penn State (1,108 points) after just two two seasons
  • Scored more than 500 points in each season with the Nittany Lions (504 in 2012-13, 604 in 2013-14) ... Became the fourth Penn State player to reach 500-plus points in multiple campaigns, joining Talor Battle (three seasons) Jesse Arnelle (two) and Joe Crispin (two) ... With 508 points, Tim Frazier became fifth player (two seasons)

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)

  • Named Second Team All-Big Ten by coaches and media, becoming Penn State's 12th second-team selection and fourth picked by both entities ... Also a NABC Second Team All-District 7 member
  • Became Penn State's 31st 1,000-point scorer vs. Wisconsin (3/2/14) and now ranks 21st all-time in career scoring with 1,108 points
  • Also reached 500 for the season vs. the Badgers, becoming the fourth Penn State player to reach 500-plus points in multiple campaigns (504, 2012-13) ... Has 604, the seventh-highest single-season total in PSU history
  • Scored 15 or more points on 15 or fewer field goal attempts 18 times this season
  • Led the team and was second in the B1G in scoring (17.8 ppg) and was second on team in rebounds (4.9 rpg)
  • Had the most field goals (209) and the second-most total points (604) of any Big Ten player
  • Of 17.8 points per game, 13.8 of them were scored from the field (70 percent)
  • Ten field goals vs. Iowa (2/15/14)/Wisconsin (3/2/14) were second-most by a Big Ten player in a conference game this season ... Netted 10+ FGs in five games this season
  • Named Big Ten Player of the Week Feb. 3 after leading Lions to pair of wins over Ohio State and Purdue
  • Tallied at least 20 points in 10 games this season, including season-high 25 points in the upset win at No. 24 Ohio State (1/29/14) and vs. St. John's (11/29/13) ... Has 20 career 20+ point games
  • Had 23 points vs. Wisconsin (3/2/14), ending the week vs. Ohio State and the Badgers with a combined 48 points, 15 field goals and 87 percent shooting from the free throw line.
  • Passed the 1,000-point career and 500-point season marks vs. the Badgers
  • Posted 23 points in season-sweeping win of Ohio State (2/27/14) ... Was 11-12 from the free-throw line
  • Had 22 points vs. Iowa (2/15/14), netting 10 field goals -- the second-most buckets by any Big Ten player in a conference game this season
  • Scored the game-tying and game-winning field goals in an upset of No. 24 Ohio State (1/29/14), ending night with a season-high tying 25 points, 17 of which were scored in the second half and OT
  • Had 24 points, including 14 in the second half, in loss to Indiana (1/11/14)
  • Knocked down three treys for the third time this season vs. Michigan State (12/31/13), ending night with 17 points
  • Hit 8-11 free throws this season vs. Mount St. Mary's (12/22/13) for the second time this season
  • Produced 24 points in the overtime loss to Princeton (12/14/13), fourth 20+ point outing of the season
  • Against St. John's, had 17 of 25 points in the first half off 7-8 shooting
  • Had season-high 19 points vs. Penn with a 6-6 showing from the free-throw line ... Shot 1.000 percent from the charity stripe for just the third time in his career.
  • Notched second career double-double vs. Wagner (11/9/13) with 18 points and 11 rebounds


  • Thrust into the role of point-guard after an early season injury to Tim Frazier, Newbill led Penn State in scoring (16.3) and assists (4.0) and was second in rebounding (5.0) and steals (1.2)
  • Team captain in his first season on the floor.
  • Honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection
  • Ranked fourth in the Big Ten in scoring (16.4) and assists (4.1) in conference games
  • Teamed with Jermaine Marshall to form the second highest scoring tandem in Big Ten games (32.6)
  • Became the 17th Lion to score 500 points (504) in a season
  • Second in the Big Ten in minutes played (36.5) and third in free throw attempts (196) and 20-point games (10) in the regular season, including six 20-point games in Big Ten play
  • Led the Lions in scoring in 13 games and posted double-digits in 28 of 31 games, including a career-best 15 straight to end the season
  • Shot 12-of-26 (46.2%) from three while scoring 17.6 ppg over the final eight games
  • Earned the No. 4 spot on ESPN Sportcenter's plays of the day with a monstrous dunk over Wisconsin's Jared Berggren
  • Posted a career high 27 points to go with six assists on 8-of-12 shooting vs. Michigan State (1/16)
  • Had 26 points on a career high three treys (3-5) and eight rebounds vs. Iowa (2/14)
  • Had 22 points and five assists in a 63-60 loss to No. 22 Wisconsin (3/10)
  • Led Penn State with 18 points, including a big jumper with 1:33 to play, in a road win at Northwestern (3/7)
  • Had a career high tying seven assists to go with 17 points vs. Purdue (2/5)
  • Had 15 points, six assists and just one turnover in 39 minutes vs. Aaron Craft and Ohio State (1/26)
  • Went a career best 12-of-16 at the foul line for 23 points and added 12 rebounds for his first double-double at Penn State in a win over Duquesne (12/29)
  • Posted a career high seven assists to go with 10 points in a win over Bucknell (11/23) and his first career start at point guard
  • Went 9-of-10 at the foul line for 16 points in his first Penn State game, a win over St. Francis (11/9)


  • A redshirt season under NCAA transfer guidelines, Newbill earned the team's Unsung Hero Award due to his terrific attitude, work ethic and outstanding play in practice
  • Injured his left shoulder during the first week of practice and was out of action for nearly two months as he rehabilitated
  • Returned to full participation in practice in January and regularly excelled, playing aggressive defense, rebounding and showing the ability to knock down tough jump shots and score in traffic
  • Transferred to Penn State from Southern Mississippi in August 2011


  • Ranked third on the Golden Eagle team posting 9.2 ppg and second with 6.2 rpg for a veteran squad that posted a 22-10 mark
  • Started all 32 contests, playing 30.5 minutes per game while shooting 53.5 percent from the floor to earn Conference USA All-Freshman Team honors
  • Recorded six double-doubles and led Southern Miss in rebounding 11 times on the season, including a season high 16 boards to go with 15 points in a 64-51 win at UTEP in mid-February
  • Led the team in scoring once, posting 14 points in a 67-61 loss at Memphis, and posted 15 double-digit scoring outings, including a season-high 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting and nine boards in an 86-69 win over UCF
  • His 126 trips to the free throw line ranked second on the team and fifth among freshmen in the NCAA

Newbill was a standout at Strawberry Mansion High in Philadelphia before playing his freshman season at Southern Mississippi in 2010-11 ... Helped a Mansion team, led by coach Stan Laws, to the 2010 PIAA state championship game at Penn State's Bryce Jordan Center and was named the Pennsylvania Class AA Player-of-the-Year after posting 24.2 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals per game in his senior season ... A first-team all-state selection by the Philadelphia Daily News ... A McDonald's All-America candidate ... Named the Public League Player-of-the-Year and first -team all-city and All-Public League ... Mansion posted a 28-2 record in his senior campaign and reached the state title game for the second time in three years ... Scored 15 points in the 2010 championship game ... A two-year letterman for the Knights ... Senior campaign was highlighted by a school-record 64-point performance in a victory over Saul ... Went 23-of-30 from the field and 16-of-17 at the foul line to post the sixth-highest point total in Philadelphia Public League history ... Averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals as a junior and was named second-team all-state and second-team All-Public League.

The son of the late Tawanda Roach ... His mother passed away on September 15, 2012 after a short battle with cancer ... Born May 22, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... Full name is Devonte Jerrell Newbill ... Has two brothers, Dominic and Dante, and a sister, Diamond ... Grandmother is Mattie Roach.


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