You may remember Julian Newman, the 11-year-old basketball sensation that made national news upon debuting for father Jamie's Orlando (Fla.) Downey Christian School varsity squad, warranting a New York Times profile and a Conan O'Brien appearance.
Well, his sister Jaden has done him two better. Only a fourth-grader, she is averaging 14.8 points, 7.5 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals for Downey Christian's varsity girls basketball team this winter, according to a MaxPreps profile of the 9-year-old.
Jamie Newman also coaches the girls' squad, and his daughter has helped the small private school (enrollment: 271) get off to a 6-3 start. She's shooting 58 percent from the field, 44 percent from 3-point range and 71 percent from the free-throw line.
Meanwhile, her brother Julian Newman is averaging a team-high 16.7 points and 9.6 assists per game for an 8-5 Patriots squad. Among players listed in the MaxPreps database, he leads all of Florida in assists per game and ranks sixth nationally.
All of which begs the question: What's the over/under on the number of times opponents mutter, "Newman," over the next decade?
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