9-Year-Old Dominates Varsity Basketball out in Florida, Much Like Her Brother

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterJanuary 9, 2014

Jaden Newman averages 14.8 points and 7.5 assists per game for her school's varsity team, which is pretty good output—especially when you consider she is only in the fourth grade. 

Suddenly those numbers look far more outrageous, and the thought of how bumbling most of us were with a basketball at a young age comes flooding back. 

MaxPreps (h/t Bush League Chronicle) reports on this nine-year-old phenom, who uses quick crossovers and even quicker jump shots to get over on taller and older girls.

Some of you might be hit with that odd feeling you have heard this all before. Well, that's because you should be well-acquainted with the name Newman. 

As the report reminds, we were introduced to Julian Newman last year. At the time, the fifth grader was dropping jaws with his play at Downey Christian (Orlando, Fla.). 

Here is his highlight reel:


And here he is with Conan O'Brien, which came after his story ran rampant throughout the Internet:


You probably already guessed it, but we might as well confirm that the two are indeed siblings. And much like the young Julian, the even younger Jaden is coached by their father, Jamie. 

The usual skepticism will follow Jaden's story as it did her brother, but Yahoo! Sports reported Julian showed off very real skill against ninth and 10th graders this past summer at the ScoutsFocus All-American Camp. 

So be careful before you dismiss any part of this story as overhyped, because the Newmans are just as good as most kids on the court. 

They just so happen to pick up on things a few years before the rest of us. And that fact is no less than remarkable. 

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