EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – Last month, former Burges superstar Tristen Newton was the leading scorer in the national championship game as UConn took down San Diego State for its fifth championship.

Now, Newton is getting ready for June’s NBA Draft; he’s currently training in Las Vegas, Nev., with the NBA Draft Combine in Chicago on the horizon May 16-18.

Newton will also take part in the NBA G League Combine May 13-14 in Chicago. If he plays well there, he’ll receive an invite to the NBA Draft Combine.

According to his family, Newton will have his first pre-Draft workout with the Golden State Warriors this week and hopes to schedule more with teams around the league as the drafts gets closer.

Newton averaged 10 points, 4.5 rebounds and a team-high 4.7 assists for UConn during the 2022-23 season after transferring from East Carolina last offseason.

Newton scored over 3,000 career points in high school at Burges and is hoping to be next El Pasoan to make it to the pros.

He has kept his collegiate eligibility open while going through the NBA Draft process. Newton and all other players who declared for the draft while maintaining their collegiate eligibility have until June 1 to make their final decision.