SMU's Larry Brown offers N-G's Newton

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Ja'Quan Newton averaged 16 points per game last season in leading the Saints to their third straight PIAA Class AAA title. (Steven M. Falk/Staff file photo)

Southern Methodist head coach Larry Brown visited Neumann Goretti's South Philadelphia campus on Monday afternoon and offered star basketball player Ja'Quan Newton a scholarship, according to the Saints head coach.

Brown, the former 76ers head coach, took over at SMU in April. 

Last season, the 6-foot-3 guard emerged as one of the city's top players and averaged 16 points per game in leading the Saints to their third straight PIAA Class AAA title.

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