Former Newton and UConn guard Stephon Castle declares for 2024 NBA Draft

Former Newton and University of Connecticut guard, Stephon Castle, announced on Friday that he will enter the NBA Draft.

The 6-foot-6 guard averaged just over 11 points per game this season, playing a large role during the Huskies national championship run which ended with UConn winning back-to-back titles.

In high school, Castle was rated as a 5-star across every major recruiting site. In his final season of high school basketball, Castle averaged over 20 points, nine rebounds, four assists, three steals, and two blocks a game and was named a McDonald’s All-American as one of the top high school players in the country. As a senior, he led Newton to the Class 7A quarterfinals.

Castle committed to Dan Hurley and the Huskies and made an immediate impact as UConn sought out to become the first back-to-back champions since Florida in 2006-2007.

During UConn’s run in the NCAA Tournament, Castle proved to be an X-Factor for the Huskies, scoring in double-digits in four separate games in the tournament, including a season-high 21 against Alabama.

His performance throughout the season earned him 2024 Big East Freshman of the Year and he was selected as a member of the 2024 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team.

For his representation, Castle will use Joe Smith and Thad Foucher from Wasserman Basketball as they will help the Covington-native  take the next leap to the NBA.

Castle is projected as a lottery pick in the NBA Draft that will take place in June.




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