Donovan Newby announced his college pick Monday evening to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and head coach Pat Baldwin. The senior is a guard at Bloom High School (IL) and the Illinois Wolves. 

The commitment marks a quick turnaround as Baldwin and the staff just offered Newby last week. Following the offer last week, Newby headed to Milwaukee for his official visit and quickly made his decision. Newby picked the Panthers over his other scholarship offers from Albany, DePaul, and Southern Illinois-Edwardsville. 

The guard will be a big part of any success for Bloom High School this year, possibly the most talented teams in the state of Illinois. In addition to Newby, their roster includes Martice Mitchell, Keshawn Williams, Dante Maddox, and Christian Shumate, all who are seniors and hold Division 1 offers. 

As a member of the Illinois Wolves, Newby averaged 6.3 points, 1.7 rebunds, and 1.6 assist per game while shooting 46% from the field on the UAA this past season. The 6’1” senior is a talented floor general who not only runs an offense well, but is also a skilled shot creator. 

Newby joins power forward Grant Coleman of Mahomet-Seymour High School (IL) as the second member of the Panthers 2020 recruitment class. With four scholarship seniors set to leave the program after this season, expect Baldwin and staff to continue to build upon this recruitment class.