Julian Newman Biography

Julian Newman is an amateur basketball player who plays at the point guard position in his high school team. He had a drive for basketball since he was a toddler, his father even made him play with boys older than him in recreational leagues. His passion and determination for his game is the result that he has managed to break records and made 3,873 total points. He is the youngest player to score 1000 career varsity points in spite of being a seventh-grader. He has also starred in his own documentary known as “Born Ready”.

Early Life

He was born on the 6th of September, 2001. His family includes his father Jamie Newman, mother Vivian Gonzalez, his younger sister Jaden. Jamie played at the point guard position in Colonial High School, Orlando, and later on, he started teaching history at Downey Christian High School along with being their head basketball coach. His mother too played as a point guard for her University High School. Later she served in United States Navy for four years and then worked at United States Postal Services.

Even Jaden played on the varsity team for Downey Christian High School in third grade, which drew a lot of attention and she appeared on television programs like The Queen Latifah Show. At the age of nine, he was recruited by an NCAA Division program 1in Miami, Florida. His interest in basketball was sighted when he was a three-year-old toddler. His father started coaching him for the game since then. Currently, he is attending the new school opened by his father in Orlando known as Prodigy Prep.

Julian Newman Career

As we know he is still a 19-year old studying in high school, we can just state his career as a player in elementary and high school. After he started attending Downey Christian High School in 2012, he used to play for the middle school team, he got immediate success and was capable of scoring 91 points in a game. Considering this, he was promoted to the varsity team of the school. In his first three matches, he had an average of 2.4 points, 11 assists, and 4.3 steals per game. Because of Newman, Downey Christian made a record of 21-6 points when they were leading the state of Florida in assists.

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After getting a promotion to the next class, his average score rose to 17 points per game on the 19th of December, 2012. He got featured in an article on a website called MaxPreps, titled as, “Fifth-grader starting for Florida varsity team.” His highlight video went viral and had over 3.5 million views, which was posted on YouTube by a website named ScoutsFocus. News of Newman being a fifth-grader and making it to the varsity team soon made it to national headlines, including The New York Times and Sports Illustrated. He started making appearances on television on programs like Steve Harvey, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Good Morning America, and many more.

Nationwide Fame

In an Orlando Magic NBA game, he was honored by being invited to perform during halftime. He was remarked as “The Best Sixth Grade Basketball Player You’ve Ever Seen”, by The Huffington Post in December 2013. During that time he had an average of 13.6 points and 10.5 assists per game. In the following year, the Tampa Bay Times characterized him as “the most marketed 12-year-old basketball player in the world”. While he was being cherished for his game and rankings, some of the media outlets had polarized views and were criticizing those headlines by comparing him to a child star.

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Soon, in seventh grade, he marked a record of being the youngest player to score 1000 career varsity points. His average went 19.8 points, 10.2 assists, and 3.2 steals per game at the end of the 2014-15 season. In 2015, Julian began starring in his own documentary series, “Born Ready,” uploaded by YouTube channel Elite Mixtapes. In a highly broadcasted match-up with top 2020 class recruit Kyree Walker at the Middle School Hoops TV camp, he managed to score 52 points on the 4th of October, 2016. The Highlight video of Newman from that game crossed 10 million views on YouTube.

He marked a record of 3,873 total points, which surpassed the Florida prep record which was set by Teddy Dupay in 1998. His average was 34.7 points, seven assists, five rebounds, and four steals per game during 2018-19. And as stated earlier, he is now attending Prodigy Prep, which is opened by his father. The reality show “Hello Newmans,” launched by sports network Overtime in 2019 featured Julian and his family.. He is also associated with his family’s sports apparel brand Prodigy.

Julian Newman Biography

Real Name Julian Newman
Birth Date September 6, 2001
Age (as of 2021) 19 Years
Birth Place Orlando, Florida, U.S.
Nationality American
Profession Basketball Player
Religion Jewish
Sun sign Virgo

Julian Newman Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 7” – in Centimetres – 170 cm  
Weight in Kilograms – 64 kg  –  in Pounds –  140 lbs 
Chest Size 38 inches
Waist Size 32 inches
Biceps Size 12 inches
Shoe Size 8 (U.S.)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Body Type Athletic


Father Jamie Newman
Mother Vivian Gonzalez
Sister Jaden Newman
Brother Not Known


School Downey Christian School
College Not Known

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is he a Gay? No
Girlfriend None
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Personal Life

Reportedly, Julian is single right now which reflects that he is very much into his game career, yet sources reveal that he had at least one relationship in his past years. Although, it is possible that he might be in a secret relationship and wants to keep it away from his professional life. If we get any such information about his secret love then it would be updated here the very next moment.

Julian Newman Net Worth

He earned really well and a majority portion of his money came from playing on the varsity team for Downey Christian High School. The financial reports state his net worth to be $1 million now in 2021.


  • Julian was considered a child prodigy when he made it to the varsity team of his high school in spite of being only eleven.
  • He had the ability to score 91 points in a game being in the 5th-grade middle school team.
  • He has marked a record of being the youngest player to score 1000 career varsity points.
  • Julian broke Teddy Dupay’s 1998 record by surpassing him and scoring 3,873 total points.
  • He got to perform during halftime during an Orlando NBA game on the invitation.
  • Julian scored 52 points in a match with Kyree Walker who is the top 2020 class recruiter.
  • His highlight videos from his games got millions of views on YouTube.
  • He starred in his own documentary series known as “Born Ready”.

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