Sherman-Newsome to play professional basketball in Spain

December 5, 2015

Damon Sherman-NewsomeThe wait is over for Anchorage’s Damon Sherman-Newsome.

The delay was a little longer than he wanted, but the 6-foot-4 guard has finally found a landing spot with a professional basketball team.

The 2015 Colgate University graduate has signed his first pro contract with Club Deportivo Enrique Soler.

“I’m just super relieved that I’m getting the opportunity to chase my dream,” he told me.

Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, was an All-Patriot League performer as a senior and averaged 14.8 points.

He is one of only nine Alaska men to score more than 1,000 career points at the NCAA D1 level. He did it in only 96 games.

In July he participated at the Worldwide Invitational Camp in Las Vegas, where the 6-foot-4 guard showed off his skills in front of professional coaches, scouts and general managers during the two-day showcase.

Sherman-Newsome will depart for Spain tonight and join the team with its season already underway.

“I feel a little pressure but I’m ready to play and prove that I belong,” he said.