Getting To Know: Je Zhe Newton

Oct. 9, 2012

Once a week, RamblinWreck.com will introduce you to one of Georgia Tech’s seven women’s basketball freshmen as we get ready to tip-off the 2012-13 season Nov. 11 against Tennessee at McCamish Pavilion.

Je Zhe Newton is a 6-3 center from Chandler High School in Phoenix, Ariz and she captained the Chandler basketball team for three seasons. During her prep career, Newton scored more than 1,000 points and grabbed more than 700 rebounds. Newton was named a 2010-11 honorable mention to The Arizona Republic’s Arizona All-5A team and she was labeled a four-star prospect and the ninth-ranked post player in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz.

Newton has two siblings, Sharné and Ne Ché. Newton chose Georgia Tech because of its prestigious degree, the women’s basketball program, and the beautiful campus. Newton comes from a very athletic family. Her mother, father and two aunts all played college basketball, while two uncles competed in collegiate track. Although Newton has not decided on a major, she wants to pursue a career in law or as a sports agent.

More on Je Zhe Newton:
Who was your favorite athlete growing up?
Lisa Leslie.

What is your go-to pre-game meal?
Grilled chicken citrus salad (Caesar).

What is your pre-game routine?
Wake up early, stretch, eat breakfast, listen to music all day and stay quiet.

What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?
Word searches and talk to family.

What are you most looking forward to in your freshman year?
Being a close unit with the team.

What is your best sports memory?
Having 39 points, 37 rebounds, 12 blocks and five steals in a game against Xavier High School.

If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?
Caribbean Islands/Fiji/Egypt.

What is your favorite kind of music?
Techno.

What career do you want to pursue after Georgia Tech?
Sports Agent.

Why did you choose Georgia Tech?
The meaning of the degree.

What is the coolest place you have ever visited?
Las Vegas.

What is your highest personal and team goal?
Winning an NCAA Championship and getting in prime shape.

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