The state of Louisiana has produced some of the best guards in the country over the past few years.  The likes of Javonte Smart and Reece Beekman are just a few names of the elite back court talent that the state has sent off to play at LSU and Virginia respectfully.  Class of 2023 G Chilaydrian Newton of Simsboro, LA has his eyes set on being the next big-name guard out of the state and he is just scratching the surface in terms of potential.  

Standing at 6’2, he is the perfect size and build for an elite level guard.  He simply gets it done on the offensive end of the floor.  He is an elite ball handler who can break defenses down off the dribble and get to the paint from anywhere in the half court.  He is naturally left-handed but can finish at the basket with either hand.  He has put in a lot of work on his three-point shooting and has become a legitimate three level scorer and is one of the most complete guards that you will find in his class.  His court vision is above average and can find teammates in transition as well as in the half court.  He has a very quick first step and has a great understanding for the game and high IQ for his age.  He has a high motor and is always in attack mode and never takes any plays off.

Defensively he is just as good as on the offensive end.  He takes pride in taking on the best player on the opposing end and shutting him down.  He has great instincts on ball and is constantly picking the pockets of guards who put the ball in front of him.  He also plays the passing lanes very well and gets a lot of steals that lead to easy transition buckets for his team.  He rebounds the ball well for his size and has great fundamentals in terms of boxing out.  He sets the tone for his team and is the ultimate leader on the floor as well as in the classroom where boasts a near “A+” grade point average.  He has put himself in position to be a highly sought-after prospect and uses each day to add a new piece to his game.  

His play on the court this past travel season for the talented Arkansas Wolves showed his skillset against some of the best travel teams in the country.  Division 1 programs have begun to take notice and have made him someone that they will be playing close attention over the next 12-18 months as he continues to improve on the court and excel in the classroom.