Newton Head Coach Charlemagne Gibbons was named region coach of the year. Image by Popscout Hoops.

Newton finishes the regular season going 21-4 including 8-0 in region play. It was the first time in 12 years that the Rams went undefeated in region play.  Third-year head coach Charlemagne Gibbons was named Region Coach of The Year.  2023 6’6 CG Stephon Castle (UCONN verbal) was named Region Player of the Year, while 2023 6’3 CG Jakai Newton (Indiana verbal) was named to the 1st team and 2023 Marquavious Brown (UGA verbal) was named to the All-Defensive team.  2023 6’3 CG Marcus Whitlock was named to the 2nd team.
The Rams took L’s to Cumberland Christian, Prolific Prep, Wheeler, and Pebblebrook.  One might argue that Newton didn’t get it done against the teams hoop junkies wanted to see them beat.  The Rams were not 100% in any of those games but won’t let that be an excuse.  With the Region and State Playoffs set to begin this week, Newton will get a second chance to prove to everyone in the State of GA that they were the #1 team in the Peach State.  Good luck on your championship run and congrats to Coach and his players on their individual accolades.

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