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Thursday, December 22, 2011


Strath Haven All-Delco Calvin Newell, a sophomore, has transferred from Oklahoma. The 2009 Haven graduate, a 6-0 shooting guard, is headed to Central Florida, according to

Newell left the Sooners (9-1) earlier this month, after five games. Newell had worked into a sixth-man capacity at Oklahoma, becoming its second-leading scorer with 13 points per game despite playing fewer than 20 minutes per appearance.

“Calvin is a combo guard who can come in and provide us with some immediate scoring,” Central Florida coach Donnie Jones said in a press release. “He is a tough player and a terrific defender. Calvin fits in with our up-tempo style of play and we are excited about him joining our basketball family.”

It had been reported in the last two years that Newell, a reserve, was unsatisfied with his playing time. As another reason for the transfer, the Tulsa World reported that Newell had lost his mother and grandmother in the last year and was more interested in playing closer to home.

Newell led Strath Haven - and Delaware County, for that matter - with 29.4 points per game in 2009, when the Panthers reached the second round of the PIAA Class AAA playoffs.

Read more about Newell's transfer here.

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