Aug. 22, 2017

-- Oakland men's basketball has added guard Karmari Newman and center Julius Palmer announced by head coach Greg Kampe on Tuesday.

Newman, a Detroit, Mich. native, appeared in 31 games for George Mason last season and ranked third on the Patriots in three-pointers made (29) while averaging 4.7 points per game and shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc.

The 6-foot-4 guard played his prep career at East English Village Preparatory Academy and is the school's all-time leading scorer and holds the record for most three point field goals made. As a junior, he averaged 23 points per game which led the Detroit Public School League.

Palmer, also from Detroit, averaged seven points and five rebounds per game while shooting 73 percent from the field and appearing in 31 games for McLennan Community College (Texas). Palmer spent his first collegiate season at Harcum College (Pa.) where he averaged 7.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game while appearing in 30 contests.

The 6-foot-9 center helped lead Harcum to a NJCAA Tournament berth in 2016. Palmer's prep career was played at Western International where he averaged 12 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks per game and was a member of the Cowboys team that won the Class-A State Championship in 2015.




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