Star Staff Reports
On Nov. 20, Millington Central High School will retire the jersey of alumni Jamsine Newsome. The ceremony will be held between the girls’ and boys’ game in the William Osteen Gymnasium. Newsome was a Millington Lady Trojan standout from 2006-10 reaching the Sub-State round each season. She helped guide the Lady Trojans to the 2008 Class 3A State Championship game.
In Newsome’s senior season, she was a Miss Tennessee Basketball finalist. Before leaving the MCHS campus she became the school’s all-time leading scorer tallying more than 2,000 points. She also had more than 500 assists in her high school career.
Newsome moved onto the UT-Martin Skyhawks. In four season there, she achieved one of the best careers in program and Ohio Valley Conference history. She became the OVC’s second all-time scorer with 2,566 career points. She was twice named OVC Player of the Year while notching three Defensive Player of the Year awards. A four-time All-OVC first team selection, Newsome became the program’s first Associated Press All-American following her junior campaign.
Additional accolades include being named Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame Amateur Athlete of the Year along being tabbed College Sports Madness All Mid-Major Player of the Year and a first team All-American selection by the publication. She started every game of her 131 game career, while setting program single game records in points and assists. She tallied 44 points in a victory over Quinnipiac before setting a new assist record on senior night with 14 assists against Austin Peay.
Newsome holds UT Martin records for: single game points (44, 2013); single game three-point field goals made (nine, 2011); single game three-point field goals attempted (16, 2011); single game free throws made (16, two occasions); single game free throws attempted (20, 2012); single game assists (14, 2014); single season points (770, 2013); single season free throws made (167, 2013); single season assists (193, 2012); career free throws made (611); career assists (681).
After her playing career was done at UT-Martin, Newsome was selected by the Basketball SV Halle Lions in Germany.
The night will begin with game one of the Hall of Fame doubleheader with the St. Benedict Lady Eagles against the Millington Lady Trojans at 6 p.m. Then the ceremony to retire Newsome’s No. 22 jersey will take place prior to the tipoff between the Eagles and Trojans. For more information, call 873-8100.