Sherman-Newsome has career-high 26, 3rd career double-double
In the first game of the year he pumped in a career-high 26 points on 9-of-13 shooting in an 87-75 win over Hawaii Hilo during the GNAC/Pac West Challenge in Bellingham, Washington.
The 6-foot-4 guard sank 3-of-4 threes and 5-of-8 free throws to help surpass his previous scoring high of 20 set last season.
Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, also matched his career-high with 12 rebounds to complete his third career double-double with Simon Fraser of British Columbia, Canada.
He averaged 8.6 points and 4.9 rebounds in 28 games as a junior.
The team has started 2-0 after winning just four games last season.