Neumann-Goretti's Ja'Quan Newton to list top five schools

Neumann's Ja'Quan Newton salutes the crowd. (Ron Cortes/Staff Photographer )

Ja'Quan Newton, the area's top senior basketball player, announced on Monday afternoon that he will list his top five college choices next week.

The 6-foot-2 point guard from Neumann-Goretti averaged 8.3 points and four assists in three games this weekend at the Nike Global Challenge.

Villanova, Georgetown, Minnesota, Syracuse and Oregon appear to be the favorites. Rutgers, Saint Joseph's, Temple, Xavier and Miami have also offered him.