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Purdue Basketball: Brandon Newman Prediction

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How will the redshirt freshman play this season?

NCAA Basketball: Purdue at Wisconsin Mary Langenfeld-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Newman

6-5, 190 Pounds

Shooting Guard

Valparaiso, Indiana (Valpo HS)

2019-2020 Stats: Redshirt

2020-2021 Prediction: 5 PPG, 1.5 RPG, 1.5 APG, 15 Minutes Per Game

It is hard to guess.

Heck, there is definitely a chance that Brandon could be a starting guard for us this winter, I just am not totally sure.

I do know that he will definitely play. From reports, it appears that he has a great shooting touch but can also get to the rim if needed.

On top of that, reports are saying that he has put on some much needed muscle mass and will be able to defend the bigger 2 or 3 from other teams, which gives me confidence with our wing defenders on the roster.

But, there is a lot of unknowns coming off of a redshirt. But, the former 75th ranked high school player in the nation will add some much needed athleticism and length to the two or three spot.

If we pair he and Sasha up on the court at the same time, we may have two of the better shooters in the Big Ten playing at any given time.

My predictions may be low, but until I know the starting 5, I will stay conservative. I hope he blows my predictions out of the water.