Talented pitcher with a very fluid delivery and loose arm action that will enable him to increase his arm speed and velocity in his time at LSU ... already has a fastball that sits at 89-91 mph and locates it well in the zone.
PRIOR TO LSU
Played at Calvary Baptist School in Savannah, Ga. ... posted a 6-2 record in 2012 with a 1.51 ERA and 114 strikeouts in 73.2 innings; also hit .482, 20 doubles, six homers and 60 RBI ... for the 2011 and 2012 seasons combined, he was14-4 with 125.2 IP, a 1.77 ERA, 188 strikeouts and a .160 opponent batting average .. . named 2011 Savannah Morning News Player of the Year and earned 2011 Perfect Game Honorable Mention All-America recognition ... named Georgia High School Athletic Association All-Region 3-A East for two consecutive years ... also played forward on his high school basketball team.
Full name is Hunter Blake Newman ... parents are Earl and Kim Newman ... has two younger siblings, Chandler and Blayne ... says "the coaches, facilities and environment influenced my decision to come to LSU" ... majoring in sports administration at LSU ... born February 8, 1994 in Savannah, Ga.