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Calvin Newell to make UCF debut

Calvin Newell, a transfer from the Oklahoma Sooners, will make his Central Florida Knights debut on Wednesday when the Knights play the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats.

Jamie Squire

Oklahoma Sooners transfer Calvin Newell is eligible to make his first appearance with the Central Florida Knights on Wednesday. Newell transferred from the Sooners last December and has had to sit out the past year because of the NCAA's transfer rules.

Newell talked with Orlando Sentinel writer Paul Tenorio about how rough the last year was waiting for the chance to play again:

"Sitting out a year, that's a long time of not playing basketball," Newell said. "Something that I played every year growing up, AAU and at Oklahoma, I played basketball every year, I never sat out. The biggest thing, I just had to be patient."

The 6'1 guard appeared in five games for the Sooners in the 2011-12 season before deciding to transfer to the Knights. Newell has the ability to create space for himself and will likely play at the point guard position, allowing other players such as guard Isaiah Sykes to shift back and play in more natural roles.

The Knights play against the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Wednesday night at UCF Arena in Orlando. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip off and the game will have a radio broadcast on the UCF IMG Sports Network.

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