James Stepp(Ragsdale HS) takes a step in the right direction:First-year sharp-shooter named to the All-Freshman Team for the Newberry Wolves

Posted by Press Release on March 26, 2015 at 6:06 pm under College, High School | Comments are off for this article

James Stepp(Ragsdale High School) garners All-SAC honors for the Newberry Wolves

by Chris Downey, Athletic Communications(Newberry College)…Chris Downey is one of the top basketball writers in the South Atlantic Region…
(from the Newberry College athletics web site)…

ROCK HILL – The Newberry College Wolves men’s basketball team has earned two members on the All-South Atlantic Conference regular season teams as voted on by the leagues coaches.

Demarkus Smith (Johnston, S.C.) has been named to the first team while James Stepp (Greensboro, N.C.) earned a tie for a spot on the all-freshman team.

Stepp(Ragsdale High School) made himself known early on during the campaign as a precision 3-point shooter for the Scarlet and Gray. During the opening four games of the season, Stepp shot 4-of-18 from beyond the arc. The fifth game of the season Stepp poured in 5-of-8 from long range during Newberry’s home-opener versus the Brevard Tornados, a 101-72 victory. He continued against the Catawba Indians as he shot 6-of-9 from 3-point range as the Wolves earned a hard-fought victory 108-101.

On the year Stepp has shot 37.7% (61-of-162) from 3-point range, while shooting 37.9% (66-174) overall from the floor. He averages 2.4 rebounds on the campaign and 65.4% (17-26) from the charity stripe.


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