Newley wins International Basketball Player of the Year

Newley wins International Basketball Player of the Year

Australian Boomers swingman Brad Newley has claimed the Gaze Medal for the first time in his career, for International Player of the Year, announced at the Basketball Australia iiNet MVP Awards dinner from Crown Palladium over night.

Newley was a key member of the Boomers line-up which qualified the team for the London Olympic Games with a 3-0 sweep of the New Zealand Tall Blacks in September, 2011.

Newley provided plenty of highlights including a team high 12 points in the second game of the series.

Newley was also impressive at the London Test Event last year, dropping 23 points against Great Britain in their overtime victory at that tournament, to help the side secure four wins from five matches to finish second, following victories also over China, Croatia and Serbia. He averaged 15 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists across the series.

Newley also traveled with the Boomers to Spain following the London test event, where the team played a series of friendly matches against the number two nation in the world, Spain.

Newley is currently playing with Spanish club Valencia in Spain alongside Boomers teammate A. J. Ogilvy, helping the side to a 15-11 season thus far in the Spain ACB Basketball League.