Top 50 Boys Hoops: #38 Deven Newcomb

Just as Huntington North broke through to a championship level again, four of their five starters graduated leaving Deven Newcomb to handle the load into the 2019-2020 season. It is a level that Newcomb indicated over the summer that he has the significant ability to uphold that weight.

Newcomb is a fierce on ball guard, who’s lateral movement makes him a wall on the defensive end. His five swipes against Southwood and three steals each in back to back games against Manchester and Lowell were credible hints at his capabilities on the defensive end. He lazer focused in on increasing those attributes over a successful summer.

100 percent committed to being an efficient offensive weapon, Newcomb is going to be able to adjust his game to his team’s needs on any given night. He can distribute, but is also a confident shooter off ball. Teams are going to have to throw a lot of different options at Newcomb to stop the multiple areas he has primed himself to be successful in. Playing more that 22 minutes per game, Newcomb scored just 3.9 points but also had a team second-best 2.6 assists per games. Like with many guys in his positions, Newcomb will increase his numbers because of how his role will change.

“He will be expected to lead our team on and off the floor. He had a great summer and the Vikings will need him to score and defend for us at a high level,” says Huntington North coach Craig Teagle.

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