John Newman strikes from UNCG to teach Wes Miller in Cincinnati | ACCXtra | Greensboro ACC

Clemson’s John Newman (left) moves to Cincinnati to play for new Bearcats coach Wes Miller. Newman had originally planned to move to UNCG while Miller was the coach there.


John Newman from Greensboro did not stay long at a university in his hometown.

The Greensboro Day alumnus, who joined UNCG when coach Wes Miller was still the Spartans coach, has announced a second off-season move to join Miller in Cincinnati.


– John Newman III ™ (@ _JayRock15) April 21, 2021

Newman, who played for Clemson in the 2020/21 season, joined the NCAA transfer portal on March 23. Seven days later he said he chose UNCG “looking for a school that will win, has a family feel and allows me to.” play my game to the fullest. “

Hey Greensboro👋🏾 … it’s me AGAIN #letsgoG

– John Newman III ™ (@ _JayRock15) March 30, 2021

UNCG announced Newman’s move on Twitter April 14, just hours before news broke that Miller was stepping down to take the Cincinnati job.

“Super excited and grateful to be part of the family !!!! Ready for work,” Newman tweeted that day on UNCG’s social media post, which has since been deleted.

Super excited and grateful to be part of the family !!!! Ready to work 💪🏾💪🏾

– John Newman III ™ (@ _JayRock15) April 14, 2021

But after Miller’s move and the hiring of Radford’s Mike Jones at UNCG on Monday, Newman decided that he would stay with the coach through the program.

“I was looking forward to coming home to UNCG,” Newman wrote in a tweet Tuesday night, “but after the recent coaching change, I made the decision to study at the University of Cincinnati next year. That decision was not an easy one, but I.” had to decide what was best for me and my future.

“Greensboro will always be my home, but I look forward to being part of the Bearcat family. As always, I appreciate all the love and support as I continue my basketball career in Cincinnati.

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