Kid Basketball Stars Take Part In Greenville Camp

Two young basketball players are making a name for themselves in the sports world and made a stop this week at a basketball camp in Greenville.

The brother and sister duo might be young, but their game is big time.

Twelve-year-old Julian Newman is a guard at Downey Christian School in Orlando, Florida. At just 4'9" inches tall, this rising 7th grader he has caught the eyes of people all over the web for his abilities and the love for the game.

Julian says, "I love it and you know when I practice I know I'm going to get somewhere, be one of the best basketball players ever."

And being the best is in their blood.

His 9-year-old sister Jaden is a rising 5th grader. Standing 4'7" she has played as a guard on the varsity basketball team of their private school since she was just 8-years- old.

Jaden says "It's easy because I've been playing basketball my whole life and I've been playing against older people my whole life, I'm use to it."

Jaden and Julian learned to play ball from their basketball playing parents, Vivian and Jamie, who say their kids were dribbling basketballs before they were walking.

Videos of the two playing against girls and boys more than five-years older than them is the reason for their internet following.

They've appeared on national sports shows and even on late night television, not to mention, the Today Show.

Recently, Jaden received a recruitment packet from the University of Miami to play ball. She doesn't graduate until 2022.

The Newman kids came to Greenville for a one week basketball camp at the Eppes Recreational Center so they can continue improve, and reach one main goal.

Jaden says, "I want to go to UConn and play there in college and then go to the WNBA and play for the LA Sparks."

Julian says, "I want to go to Kentucky or UConn and go to college there and then go into the NBA and be known as one of the best point guards that has ever played."


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