Last year we introduced the nation to Julian Newman
, a basketball phenom who made his high school varsity debut as a fifth-grader
playing for his father Jamie at Downey Christian (Orlando, Fla.)
After MaxPreps published a story on the diminutive point guard last December, he was featured by the New York Times and even made an appearance on late night television with Conan O'Brien.
But another member of the Newman family is stepping up to steal the spotlight from Julian this year.
Fourth-grade sister Jaden Newman
, just 9 years old, is displaying some of the same skills that made her brother a national story at the tiny independent school. Also coached by dad, she is posting 14.8 points and 7.5 assists per game for the girls varsity team, according to statistics submitted to MaxPreps.
Now a grizzled veteran of a sixth-grader, Julian is averaging 16.7 points and 9.6 assists per game this season for the Patriots. We've got the latest footage on him as well.