Jaden Newman is one of the most potential amateur basketball players. The 17-year-old girl attracted huge attention after scoring an average of 30.5 points and over 7 assists for her varsity high school team at the mere age of 9. She mostly played for the Downey Christian School basketball team in Orlando.
Besides, Newman belongs to a family, where most of her family members played basketball. Her father is an accomplished basketball coach who has coached Jaden throughout her career. On the other hand, her brother Julian Newman is an amateur basketball player who was named “The Best Sixth Grade Basketball Player You’ve Ever Seen” by The Huffington Post in December 2013.
Here we have come with lots of things that you didn’t know about Jaden’s life. Let’s take a look!
How Old is Jaden Newman? Her Early Life
Newman was born on 13th June 2004, in Orlando, Florida. Her age is 17 at present and will celebrate her 18th birthday on 13th June 2021. She grew up in her hometown of Orlando with her family.
Besides, talking about her nationality, Newman is an American and belongs to a mixed ethnical background. She is of Puerto Rican descent.
Who Are Jaden Newman Parents?
Jaden is the daughter of Jamie Gonzalez and Vivian Gonzalez. Her father Jamie is now a basketball coach. He used to play as a point guard for the Colonial High School team in Orlando. He later dabbled into the coaching career, becoming the basketball head coach at the kids’ school, the Downey Christian School.
On the other hand, her mother Vivian was also a point guard at University High School in Orlando. She later went on to join the US Navy and served for four years. As of now, Vivian works for the U.S. Postal Service.
Her Brother is a Basketball Player
Jaden’s brother Julian, born on 6th September 2001 is a budding basketball player with impressive playing skills. The 19-year-old young boy went to Downey Christian School and started playing basketball for the middle school team as a fifth-grader. Seeing his impressive scoring ability, Julian promptly promoted to the varsity team.
The then-fifth grader soon started getting wide attention. The highlight video of Julian posted in late 2012 by ScoutsFocus.com, a basketball recruiting site went wild on the internet, amassing millions of views. Frthermore, a number of reputed tabloids like Sports Illustrated and The New York Times also featured his articles.
Jamie, a local basketball coach played a major role in ameliorating his kids’ skills. They always did early-morning strength and conditioning workouts with their father.
After training diligently on all aspects of her game under her father, Jaden said,
“I don’t only score the ball. I can do it all. … I know basketball and I know how to play defense and get tough steals and pass the ball.”
Later on, Jamie also appeared in a number of big matches with his children. The latest Youtube video titled “I’m Ready To Go PRO!” Jaden Newman Is Going To The WNBA?,” posted in March 2021 showed how aggressive and crazy Jamie is about the game.
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Jaden Newman Professional Career
As soon as Jaden got rigorous training from her dad, her growth took a new height of her flourishing career in a short amount of time. She played as a point guard for the Downey Christian School basketball team.
As a fifth-grader, Newman averaged over 15 points per game, more than 30 as a sixth- and seventh-grader. She scored an average of 45 points as an eighth-grader. In January 2018, the hoping player scored 70 points in one game, tying a national record also.
Since Newman started showing her amazing skills, the player has also attracted huge media attention. She appeared on The Queen Latifah Show.
Early in her career, Newman was underestimated because of her short stature but later when they discovered her true talent it all faded away.
Does Jaden Newman have offers?
As soon as Newman went viral for her magnificent basketball skills, the 17-year-old has gotten numerous offers from various colleges. She first got the scholarship offer at nine years old from the University of Miami (Florida). She said,
“I thought I was in a dream or something. But it was real, and then we went on the campus and we took a tour and stuff, and we saw the gym. It was fun.”
Although a number of colleges approached her, Newman seems she is in no rush to make a decision. She calls UConn her “dream school.
Besides, Jaden would also love to go to The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) to play for L.A Sparks.
Who is Jaden Newman Boyfriend? Her Love Life
Newman has kept most part of her love life out of the media. The promising player has yet to reveal anything about her personal life. Thus, it becomes hard to trace out if Jaden is dating someone or merely focused on her career.
What is Her Net Worth?
Jaden Newman’s net worth is $500,000 as of 2021. Most of her money comes from her raising basketball career, especially her lucrative contract boasts her fortune.
Social Media Involvement
As for her social media presence, Newman is active on Instagram and has over 975k followers as of 2021. Similarly, she has a considerable fan following on Facebook and Twitter.
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Jaden Newman Height and Weight
The fitness enthusiast has a height of 5 feet 3 inches or 162 cm. Besides, her weight is 63 or 132 lb. She regularly does exercise to keep her body fit and healthy.