- Patrick Ewing, Jr.
Infobox NBA Player
name = Patrick Ewing, Jr.
profile = patrick_ewing_jr
league = NBA
New York Knicks
number = 6
position = Power forward
career_start = 2008
height_ft = 6
height_in = 8
weight_lb = 240
nationality = American
birth_date = birth date and age|1984|5|20
draft = 2nd round, 43rd overall
draft_year = 2008
highschool = National Christian Academy,
Fort Washington, Maryland
college = Indiana
Patrick Aloysius Ewing, Jr. (born
May 20, 1984in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.) is an American basketballplayer for the New York Knicks. He is the son of retired NBAHall of Famer Patrick Ewing(who also played for the Knicks) and Sharon Campbell. He has three brothers and three sisters. He is 6'8" tall, weighs 240 pounds, and he plays the forward position.
He first attended Windward High School in
White Plains, New Yorkbefore going to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Marietta High School in Georgia, and National Christian Academy in Maryland. He signed with Indiana University on May 1, 2003. Following in his father's footsteps, he transferred in 2005 to Georgetown Universityin Washington, D.C.Under the NCAA transfer rules, Patrick Ewing, Jr., had to sit out the 2005-06 season.
In college, Ewing wore jersey number 33, like his father.
Alonzo Mourningwas last to use this number for Georgetown, and he reportedly had to get Mourning's permission before using it [cite web|title=JTIII Talks to D.C. Sports Bog|url=http://blog.washingtonpost.com/dcsportsbog/2006/10/jtiii_talks_to_us.html] .
In the 2007-08 season, he participated in the College
Slam Dunk Contestat St. Mary's Universityin San Antonio, Texasduring Final Fourweekend.
Ewing's coach at Georgetown,
John Thompson III, is the son of John Thompson, Jr., who coached the elder Ewing at Georgetown.
Ewing was chosen as the 43rd overall pick in the
2008 NBA Draftby the Sacramento Kings. He was traded to the Houston Rocketsalong with Sean Singletaryand Ron Artest, then traded in exchange for the rights of Frédéric Weisto New York Knicks.
After some initial speculation that he would wear his father's retired number 33, Ewing took number 6 in honor of his favorite player
Bill Russell(and was also his father's number in his final season with the Orlando Magic and on the USA Dream Team). [ [http://www.nba.com/knicks/news/ewingjrnumbersix.html Patrick Ewing Jr. To Wear No. 6] ]
* [http://guhoyas.cstv.com/sports/m-baskbl/mtt/ewing_patrick00.html Patrick Ewing Jr's Georgetown Player Bio]
* [http://www.thehoya.com/sports/042205/sports2.cfm Ewing Jr. Transfers to GU] The Hoya, April 22, 2005
* [http://sports.espn.go.com/ncb/news/story?id=2042445 Ewing says Pat Jr. to transfer to Georgetown] ESPN.com, April 21, 2005
* [http://sports.yahoo.com/ncaab/players/33935 Patrick Ewing Jr.'s college statistics]
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