‘I just wanted to put on a show’: DJ Newbill cooks on Thursday night

DJ Newbill was a force in Thursday’s nightcap, compiling 17 points and six rebounds in Blue Magic’s 79-57 win over For the Culture.

“I just wanted to come out and put on a show,” the former Penn State guard said. “We got players, everybody trusting each other. Spread it out. We just play basketball. We all played at a high level for a long time so it’s nothing new.”

Martin showed off his smooth handles and finishing ability all throughout the game, drawing ohs and ahs from the crowd.

D.J. Newbill played high school ball just 10 minutes away from this year’s Rumph Classic at Strawberry Mansion High School. 

Newbill would be rated as a three-star recruit coming out of high school and committed to Southern Miss. He transferred to Penn State after one season at Southern Miss. During his career at Penn State he averaged 18 points and 5 rebounds. 

After going undrafted in 2015, The Philadelphia native pursued a career overseas playing for a multitude of leagues in France, Turkey, Australia, Poland, Belgium, New Zealand and most recently Japan.