Richard Pitino says Ja’Quan Newton is ‘his No. 1 target’ — Cuse Clicks

Ja’Quan Newton is a four-star recruit ranked 41st in the nation by Rivals and 67th by ESPN. The point guard, who has talked about ultimately teaming up with five-star recruit Isaiah Whitehead in choosing a college, is one of the Gophers’ top targets for 2014. The Philadelphia native is tough, has great court vision and is capable of scoring in bunches – traits that were put on display at last weekend’s NIKE Peach Jam in South Carolina. I caught up with him there to talk about his recruitment, and his early thoughts on Minnesota and Gophers coach Richard Pitino.

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Wes has worked for Rivals.com covering the New York Knicks, as well as for Scout.com covering Syracuse athletics. Wes has also been a contributing writer for the South China Morning Post (Hong Kong), for SportsNet New York (SNY) as a news desk writer covering all of New York professional sports, and reported on the NBA and MLB for the New York Sportscene. A native of Long Island, New York, Wes graduated from Syracuse University in 2005 with a degree in journalism. Contact him at wes[at]sujuiceonline.com.