PSU news by
Penn State's student blog

Topics

About

D.J. Newbill Enters DraftExpress Top 100 at No. 97

Every year, DraftExpress releases a Top 100 NBA prospects list which ranks the players who have the highest chances of being drafted. Penn State star D.J. Newbill was featured at No. 97, ahead of Duke’s Quinn Cook and right below Maryland’s Dez Wells, making his NBA future look just a little bit brighter.

Newbill has the highest scoring average of any player in the Top 100 with 20.7 ppg. Newbill’s chances of getting drafted have gone up slightly in the past couple of weeks, as he is playing in the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. After scoring 17 points with four assists and three rebounds in Cherry Bekaert’s opening round win on Wednesday, Newbill started receiving some attention from scouts and NBA writers as a potential sleeper.

It’s still unlikely Newbill hear his name called on draft night, but after evaluating his draft stock, there is always a chance the last five teams could take a chance on him. After being one of the best players in the Big Ten this season, this guy needs a chance and breaking the DraftExpress Top 100 is a confidence booster at the very least.

Newbill is going to be a very interesting player to watch heading into the 2015 draft. He could very well help his draft stock with a solid performance in the P.I.T. Cracking the DraftExpress Top 100 is no small feat as the writers dedicate all of their time evaluating these prospects, so they know what they’re talking about. Plus, being ranked with someone like Dez Wells — who is projected as a late-second round pick per some mock drafts — helps Newbill’s likeliness of getting drafted, or finding a team this summer.

About the Author

Jacob Abrams

Jacob Abrams is a sophomore from Oxford, PA, majoring in Management in the Smeal College of Business. Jacob is the President/GM of The LION 90.7 FM along with being a play-by-play commentator and sports talk show host. He is a sports fanatic, and strongly supports the Philadelphia Phillies, Flyers, Sixers, and the New Orleans Saints. He is a first-generation Penn Stater, and in his free time he likes to play sports and sing. You can follow him on Twitter @jake_abrams and contact him at [email protected]

Comments

More by Jacob

Penn State Baseball Takes One Of Three Against Maryland In Weekend Series

Penn State needed a rebound performance at home as it played host to Big Ten rival Maryland for a three-game series this weekend, but it didn’t go as planned.

Christian Hackenberg Selected No. 51 Overall By The New York Jets In The 2016 NFL Draft

Penn State Baseball Falls To Kent State 6-2 At Home

Athletics

Former Women’s Gymnastics Coach Files Lawsuit Against Penn State Over Handling Of Abuse Allegations

Former Penn State women’s gymnastics head coach Jeff Thompson has filed a lawsuit against the university following the termination of his contract in February 2017. Thompson, alongside his wife and associate head coach Rachelle Thompson, was accused by former gymnasts and an assistant coach of creating a hostile team environment. The Thompsons allegedly pressured athletes to compete […]

Men’s Soccer Trio, Reading United Win PDL Eastern Conference Title, Fall Short Of National Championship

Penn State Hockey’s Evan Barratt, Aarne Talvitie Participate In World Junior Summer Showcase

Ally McHugh Wins 400 Medley National Championship

Penn State Women’s Soccer Adds Swiss Forward Kim Dubs

Student Life

Girirajan Lab Seeks To Bridge The Gap Between Fly And Human Genomes

The lab uses a combination of human genomics, computational biology, and functional studies, using Drosophila and human cell lines, to understand the risks caused by genetic mutations and to grasp how gene disruption leads to altered neurodevelopment.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Pennharmonics To Hold 25th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Plans Submitted For New KFC In State College

Developers have submitted preliminary land development plans to build a new KFC restaurant at 1780 S. Atherton St. in State College.

Join Onward State: Fall 2018 Application

Onward State is hiring for the fall semester and we’d love you to join us.

Mayor Don Hahn Asks Borough Council To Consider Changes To Proposed Overnight Parking Restrictions

State College Mayor Don Hahn posted on his blog Sunday republishing a letter he sent to Borough Council on August 1 outlining three revisions he’d like them to consider for the proposed overnight parking restrictions.

Be the first to know

  • Top posts and the best Penn State stories

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Madden NFL 19 Ratings For Nittany Lions

For the second consecutive year, Sean Lee is the highest-rated Nittany Lion in the Madden video game.

Send this to a friend