Morton, Newman Head to Spain With USA East Coast Basketball

WEST LAFAYETTE, Indiana – Ethan Morton and Brandon Newmann will be two of the 14 players heading to Barcelona, ​​Spain as part of the USA East Coast All-Stars.

The duo will take part in a two-day training camp at Columbia University in New York on Monday and Tuesday, before departing for Barcelona for seven days on Tuesday evening. During their stay, the group will play three matches against some of the best teams in the Spanish Liga ACB league, while spending time training, training, sightseeing and taking part in a series of games and events. commemorative activities. The band travel to Barcelona to honor the 30th anniversary of the 1992 Dream Team’s performance at the Olympic Games.

Morton and Newman are the only Big Ten representatives on the team, but will be joined by players from Duke, Providence, Colorado, California, Notre Dame, Cincinnati, Syracuse and Pittsburgh, among others.

Morton appeared in all 37 games last year for the Boilermakers, averaging 2.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game in 14.8 minutes per game. He shot 47.7% from the field and made 15 of 34 (.441) of his 3-point attempts. He scored a career-best eight points in the win over Texas in the NCAA Tournament.

Newman played in 25 games last season, averaging 4.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.6 assists. He made 25 3-pointers, a year after making 39 as a freshman.

Both players are expected to have important roles this coming season.

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