An All-American basketball player at the Univ. of Utah, Mike Newlin was a team-leader at the guard position. As a senior ihe was selected for the 1971 College East-West All-Atar Game and poured in a team-high 18 points, making 8 of 13 field goal attempts and two of three free throws and had 2 rebounds.
Drafted by the Houston Rockets in 197, Mike Newlin compiled a 7.6 ppg average during his rookie season. From 1972-1973 thru 1980-1981, (9 years) he scored in double figures, including 20.9 and 21.4 in 1979-80 and 1980-81 while playing for New Jersey . His career averages include a career-high .507 field goal average in 1975-76 on 569 FG in 1,123 attempts. NBA career: 4,720 FGM in 10,133 FGA, a .466 average, 740 steals, 3,364 rebounds, 2542 assists.
Mike Newlin played in 3 playoffs, all with the Houston Rockets - 1974-75, 1976-77 and 1978-79