2021’s Jakare Carroll-Newton has made major strides on the hardwood | Youth1

2021’s Jakare Carroll-Newton has made major strides on the hardwood

Jakare Carroll-Newton is one of the best players from the Tampa, FL area in the Class of 2021.  


The 6-foot-5, 185-pound Carroll-Newton who attends Boca Ciega, is a dynamic player that works as a small forward and power forward. 


Carroll-Newton has earned plenty of recognition during his career, such as being a Pinellas County All-South First-Team selection. 


Carroll-Newton is humbled by the accolade. 


“From where I started and to know that my skill and craft has gotten better and shown in a big way means a lot to me,” Carroll-Newton said. “It was a nice experience. I learned and saw nice talent.”


No matter the opponent, every game Carroll-Newton is determined to give it his all. 


Carroll-Newton is going all out. 


The motor is always at full throttle whenever Carroll-Newton steps between the lines.


“My mindset at my position is to play the role of my position and be the best on the court with my position and in general,” Carroll-Newton said. 


Carroll-Newton has great passion and energy whenever he’s on the court. Carroll-Newton tells why he enjoys the game of basketball so much. 


“I love the rush and the hype the game gives,” Carroll-Newton said. 


Carroll-Newton has learned many valuable lessons from playing basketball that he applies to his everyday life. 


“I’ve learned to never give up,” Carroll-Newton said. 


Carroll-Newton shares his favorite memory of playing basketball. 


“My favorite memory is when I dunked the ball on two players,” Carroll-Newton said. “It was a nice moment for me, my teammates and coaches and our parents.”


Carroll-Newton takes his role as one of the leaders on the team very seriously. Carroll-Newton makes sure he’s a daily positive influence on his peers.


“I try to encourage them to always give their all and to never get down and always be ready for anything,” Carroll-Newton said. “The best advice I give is to always stay ready.”


Carroll-Newton is appreciative of having amazing male role models that are supportive.


“I’ve learned if you play defense, offense will come,” Carroll-Newton said. “The best advice I’ve gotten is to believe in myself.”


Carroll-Newton patterns his play after this standout.  

“I look up to Devin Booker because he’s an underrated player and I feel as if I am underrated as well,” Carroll-Newton said.

Carroll-Newton lists science as his favorite subject in school.  


“I love to do experiments,” Carroll-Newton said. 


Carroll-Newton explains his collegiate aspirations. 


“My dream college is Oregon because I love the state of Oregon and the campus is nice,” Carroll-Newton said. 


Carroll-Newton is striving for greatness in all that he does. 


“My goals are to be able to take care of the people I love and to become the best player to ever play the game of basketball,” Carroll-Newton said.


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