Team captain ... Preseason All-Mid-American Conference selection ... Three-time MAC West Player of the Week ... Suffered a season and Ball State career-ending leg injury at the 12:04 mark in the second half of the Cardinals’ MAC opener against Eastern Michigan ... Led the Cardinals in scoring when he went down as he was averaging 15.2 points per game ... Leading the team and the conference in rebounding at 9.4 boards per game ... Scored in double figures all 13 times this season ... Averaged 33.2 minutes per game this year ... Posted six double-doubles through the first 13 games ... His six double-doubles are second most in the MAC this season, just one behind the high water mark of seven by Jerome Tillman ... Led the Cardinals in scoring seven times and in rebounding 10 times before the injury ... Scored a season-high 20 points against Presbyterian ... Opened the season with 19 points in just 27 minutes against Eastern Illinois ... Posted double-doubles against Butler, SIU-Edwardsville, Wisconsin-Milwaukee, IPFW, Evansville and Eastern Michigan ... Tallied three straight double-doubles ... Scored the game-winning shot as time expired to give Ball State the victory at IPFW.
Earned All-Mid-American Conference Honorable Mention accolades as a junior ... Led the team in scoring at 16.9 points per game and in rebounding at 8.0 boards per contest ... Missed nine games due to an injury ... Would have been tied for the MAC lead in scoring at 16.9 points per game and second in rebounding at 8.0 per game if he had enough games to qualify ... Started all 21 games in which he played ... Averaged 16.8 points per game and 8.1 rebounds per contest in MAC games, which ranked second and third in the league respectively ... Scored in double figures in 19 of 21 games, including six games of 20-plus points ... Posted five double-doubles on the season against Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Central Michigan, Kent State, Buffalo and Toledo ... Scored a career-high 29 points against UWM as he was 9-of-20 (.450) from the field and 11-of-14 (.786) from the free throw line ... Scored 24 points in back-to-back games at Northern Illinois and at Ohio ... Shot a career-high 72.7 percent (8-of-11) from the field in the Cardinals’ win against Central Michigan as he finished with 19 points ... Tied a career-high in field goals made (9) and minutes played (43), while scoring 20 points at Kent State ... Named the MAC West Division Player of the Week (Jan. 14) after scoring 19 points and grabbing 13 rebounds against Central Michigan ... Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds and handed out a career-high six assists at Buffalo.
Finished his sophomore campaign with seven double-doubles, including one in each of the final three games ... Averaged 11.9 points per game and 8.0 rebounds per game for the year ... Led team with 248 rebounds ... Next closest player had 141 ... Named MAC West Player of the Week Feb. 19 after averaging 17.0 points and 8.5 rebounds the previous week ... Scored in double figures 24 of the 31 games, including 10 of the last 12 ... Nine-or-more rebounds 16 times ... 20 points and 13 rebounds vs. Eastern Michigan ... Added a season-high 10 free throws made in the game ... Posted 13 points and 12 boards vs. Western Michigan ... Finished with 17 points and 10 rebounds vs. Toledo ... Recorded season-high 21 points on a career-high nine field goals made and pulled down 12 boards in the win vs. NIU ... Logged 17 points, seven boards and a career-high three steals vs. EMU ... Ripped down a season-high 14 rebounds to go along with a team-high 13 points vs. Bowling Green ... Poured in 19 points on a then career-best nine free throws made vs. Ohio ... Scored 16 points and grabbed 11 rebounds at Indiana ... Recorded 13 points and 10 rebounds vs. Chattanooga.
2005-06 (Redshirt Freshman)
Earned his first collegiate start vs. Western Michigan ... Scored seven points and grabbed six rebounds in a then career-best 28 minutes ... Poured in a season-high 20 points vs. Tennessee State on a perfect 5-for-5 effort from three-point range ... Averaged 18.6 minutes over the final seven games ... Matched his season-best with six rebounds against Buffalo in the MAC Tournament ... Pulled down four rebounds in 15 minutes at Central Michigan, including a rebound in the closing seconds to help seal the BSU win ... Scored 10 points in 20 minutes vs. Bowling Green ... His steal in the closing seconds helped BSU secure the victory against BGSU ... Scored five points in 14 minutes off the bench three days later against Central Michigan ... Five points and four rebounds vs. Eastern Michigan ... Logged 18 minutes against Anderson with seven points, five boards and two assists ... Scored five points at IUPUI ... Recorded first collegiate basket against Butler.
Sat out the season as a redshirt.
Played at Simeon High School ... Attended the same high school as former Ball State letterwinner Cameron Echols, who graduated in 2004 and is currently playing professionally overseas ... Averaged 18 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two blocks as a senior ... Helped his team to a 26-5 overall record and a 9-1 conference slate ... All-conference, all-city and all-state honorable mention ... Guided his team to a Red South Conference Championship and an appearance in the Illinois Class AA state quarterfinals in 2004.
Full name is Anthony Allen Newell, Jr. ... Son of Anthony and Doreen Newell ... Born February 15, 1986 in Chicago, Ill. ... Received his Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice in July ... Has one sister, Dorian, and one brother, Darion.