Sherman-Newsome breaks hands, likely ends stellar season

January 31, 2018

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Iziah Sherman-Newsome

A nightmare injury just ended a dream season by Anchorage’s Iziah Sherman-Newsome.

The Simon Fraser senior suffered a broken hand in a recent practice and is expected to miss the rest of the basketball season and end his college career.

“I was trying to go for a steal on the defensive end of the floor,” he told me. “My hand got caught up with one of my teammates who was driving to the hoop and that was that.”

It’s a bad way to end a good season for the 6-foot-4 small forward, who ranks third in scoring and second in rebounding for the NCAA D2 Clan of Canada.

Simon Fraser is having a historic hoops season with nine wins – matching the team’s total from the previous three seasons combined.

“As a team I feel like this season has been a huge step in the right direction, we’ve proven that we cannot only play with anyone but we can beat anyone,” Sherman-Newsome said.

“However, with that being said, we feel like there is still a lot of work to do. We’ve faced a lot of adversity this season with injuries especially, but regardless of who’s suiting up I’m betting on my guys over the rest of the field every time.”

Sherman-Newsome, of Bartlett High fame, was in the middle of a career season and inarguably Simon Fraser’s most improved player from last season to this season.

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“Individually this season has been big in just proving myself right,” he said. “I’ve always had a strong belief in me and the work I’ve put in so it’s been a great reaffirmation.”