Sherman-Newsome joins elite 30-point club from Alaska

January 7, 2015

Damon Sherman-NewsomeColgate University senior Damon Sherman-Newsome of Anchorage became the newest member of a very exclusive club tonight.

He became just the ninth men’s basketball player from Alaska to reach the 30-point benchmark in a NCAA D1 game.

The 6-foot-5 guard pumped in a career-high 30 points in impressive fashion, draining 11-of-14 shots, including 6-of-8 3s, to help Colgate beat Holy Cross 74-60 as the Raiders moved to 3-0 in the Patriot League for the first time since 1999.

Sherman-Newsome had 29 points earlier this season and is averaging a career-best 15.5 points in 16 games.

Duke’s Trajan Langdon of Anchorage created the 30-point club in 1997.

The more guys to do it, the more respect the state receives in the national conversation. It’s pivotal in earning us more respect.

Coincidentally, Sherman-Newsome became the third former Bartlett High star to join the 30-point club. Here is a look at the list:

Points, Player, College, High School
39 Kevin Winford, Eastern Washington, Bartlett
36 Andre Laws, San Diego, East
35 Damen Bell-Holter, Oral Roberts, Ketchikan
34 Trajan Langdon, Duke, East
33 Carlos Boozer, Duke, Juneau-Douglas
30 Kyle Bailey, Santa Clara, Lathrop
30 Jason Erickson, Montana State, Chugiak
30 Mario Chalmers, Kansas, Bartlett
30 Damon Sherman-Newsome, Colgate, Bartlett