Patrick Ewing, Jr.

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Patrick Ewing, Jr.
Patrick Ewing Jr hydrating 1.jpg
Ewing at the Knicks open practice
Nea Kifisia
Position Small forward / Power forward
League Greek Basket League
Personal information
Born (1984-05-20) May 20, 1984 (age 30)
Boston, Massachusetts
Nationality Jamaican / American
Listed height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Listed weight 240 lb (109 kg)
Career information
High school Marietta (Marietta, Georgia)
National Christian Academy
(Fort Washington, Maryland)
College Indiana (2003–2005)
Georgetown (2006–2008)
NBA draft 2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 43rd overall
Selected by the Sacramento Kings
Pro career 2008–present
Career history
2008–2009 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2010–2011 Reno Bighorns (D-League)
2011 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2011 New Orleans Hornets
2012 Sioux Falls Skyforce (D-League)
2012 Iowa Energy (D-League)
2012 Telekom Baskets Bonn (Germany)
2013 CB Valladolid (Spain)
2013–2014 Trikala Aries (Greece)
2014–present AENK (Greece)
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Patrick Aloysius Ewing, Jr. (born May 20, 1984) is a Jamaican-American professional basketball player who currently plays for AENK of the Greek Basket League. He is the oldest son of retired Basketball Hall of Famer and New York Knicks legend Patrick Ewing and Sharon Campbell. He has three brothers and three sisters.

Early life[edit]

He first attended the Windward School in White Plains, New York before going to Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Marietta High School in Georgia, and National Christian Academy in Maryland.

Ewing, Jr. wore #33 at Georgetown like his father.

He signed with Indiana University on May 1, 2003. He played two seasons at Indiana before following his father's footsteps by transferring to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 2005. Under the NCAA transfer rules, Patrick Ewing, Jr., had to sit out the 2005–06 season. He returned in 2006–07 season, playing 36 games for the Hoyas.

In the 2007–08 season, he participated in the College Slam Dunk Contest at St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas during Final Four weekend. As a senior with the Hoyas, Ewing averaged 6.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 34 games, winning the Big East Sixth Man of the Year award. Ewing cites the Hoyas offense as the reason why his offensive numbers were low in comparison to what he would go on to average in the D-League.[1]

In college, Ewing wore the same jersey number (#33) as his father. However, Alonzo Mourning was last to use this number for Georgetown, so Ewing reportedly had to get Mourning's permission before using it.[2]

Ewing's coach at Georgetown, John Thompson III, is the son of John Thompson, Jr., who coached the elder Ewing at Georgetown.

Professional career[edit]

Ewing was chosen as the 43rd overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft by the Sacramento Kings.[3] Soon afterwards, he signed a contract with the Kings.[4] He was later traded to the Houston Rockets in a five-player deal that brought Ron Artest (now Metta World Peace) to the Rockets.[5] On August 29, 2008, Ewing followed his father's footsteps once again, he was traded to the New York Knicks in exchange for the rights of former first round pick Frédéric Weis.[6]

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. Number 6 was also his father's number in his final season in the NBA with the Orlando Magic and on the USA Dream Team.[7]

Ewing played in two Knicks pre-season games prior to making his New York debut in Knicks final pre-season game on October 24, 2008. Ewing entered the game in the 4th quarter to a thunderous ovation by the Madison Square Garden crowd. Ewing helped fuel the Knicks' late rally, where the Knicks would come back from a 21-point deficit. Ewing had two dunks, a three-pointer, a steal and a blocked shot. He had seven fourth-quarter points. In total, he played 3 pre-season games for the Knicks, averaging 8.1 minutes, 3.7 points and 1.7 rebounds. On October 27, 2008, Ewing was waived by the Knicks in order to get the roster down to the maximum of 15 players for the start of the 2008–09 season.[8]

Ewing was signed by Knicks D-League affiliate, Reno Bighorns on December 15, 2008.[9] On the day he signed, Ewing made his D-League debut against Utah Flash, recording 15 points.[10] After his first 30 games with the Bighorns, Ewing had averaged 16.8 points, 8.9 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 1.5 steals and 1.3 blocks per game with an efficiency rating of +20.00.[11]

On March 16, 2009, the Reno Bighorns waived Ewing after he reportedly suffered a Grade 1 MCL (medial collateral ligament) sprain.

Ewing was named to the NY Knicks Las Vegas Summer League 2009 team roster, but was unable to participate due to injury.

Ewing played for the Orlando Magic in the Orlando Pro Summer League in 2010,[12] as well as for the New York Knicks in the Vegas League. On August 27, 2010, Ewing signed with the Knicks.[13] However, he was once again waived at the end of training camp.[14] He was then re-acquired by the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.[15] On January 25, 2011, he was traded to the Sioux Falls Skyforce for Danny Green.[16]

On March 26, 2011, the New Orleans Hornets signed Ewing to a 10-day contract following the injury of David West.[17] On April 5, 2011, he was signed for the remainder of the season.[18] On December 13, 2011, he was waived by the Hornets.[19]

In January 2012, Ewing returned to the Sioux Falls Skyforce.[20] On February 9, 2012, Ewing was acquired by the Iowa Energy in a trade for Marqus Blakely.[21]

On July 4, 2012, Ewing signed a one-year contract with the Telekom Baskets Bonn of the Bundesliga, Germany's highest professional basketball league.[22] He was released from his contract in December 2012.[23] On January 9, 2013, Ewing signed with Blancos de Rueda Valladolid of the Liga ACB.[24] On March 19, 2013, he parted ways with the Valladolid.[25][26]

In July 2013, Ewing joined the Charlotte Bobcats for the 2013 NBA Summer League.[27] On September 28, 2013, he signed with the Greek League club Trikala Aries for the 2013–14 season.[28]

In September 2014, he signed with AENK.[29]

International career[edit]

Although he is American-born, Ewing represents Jamaica in international competition. His father, Patrick Ewing, was born in Jamaica.[30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The name of the game". 
  2. ^ "JTIII Talks to D.C. Sports Bog". The Washington Post. 
  3. ^ Three Kings Draftees Introduced
  4. ^ Kings Sign Sean Singletary and Patrick Ewing, Jr
  5. ^ It's official: Rockets acquire Ron Artest in blockbuster trade
  6. ^ Knicks Trade for Patrick Ewing Jr.
  7. ^ Patrick Ewing Jr. To Wear No. 6
  8. ^ Knicks Waive Patrick Ewing, Jr.
  9. ^ Ewing Jr. would continue to wear the number 33 jersey going into his Reno career. Reno Bighorns Acquire Patrick Ewing Jr.
  10. ^ Grant Leads Flash to Win in First Start
  11. ^ NBA Player Profile
  12. ^ 2010 Orlando Magic Summer League Roster Breakdown
  13. ^ "Knicks sign Ewing Jr. to free-agent contract". NBA.com. August 27, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Knicks waive Ewing, exercise options on three players". NBA.com. October 25, 2010. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  15. ^ Bighorns Announce First Round of Training Camp Invitees
  16. ^ Bighorns Trade Ewing, Jr. for UNC Alum Danny Green
  17. ^ "HORNETS SIGN PATRICK EWING JR. TO A 10-DAY CONTRACT". NBA.com. March 26, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  18. ^ "HORNETS SIGN PATRICK EWING JR. FOR REMAINDER OF 2010-11 SEASON". NBA.com. April 5, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  19. ^ "HORNETS WAIVE PATRICK EWING JR.". NBA.com. December 13, 2011. Retrieved September 4, 2014. 
  20. ^ Sioux Falls Re-Acquires Patrick Ewing Jr., Waives Billy McShepard
  21. ^ Skyforce Acquires Blakely From Energy
  22. ^ Telekom Baskets Bonn verpflichten Patrick Ewing Jr. (German)
  23. ^ Patrick Ewing Jr. nicht mehr bei den Telekom Baskets Bonn
  24. ^ CB Valladolid officially signs Patrick Ewing jr
  25. ^ Patrick Ewing Jr. abandona el Blancos de Rueda Valladolid (Spanish)
  26. ^ CB Valladolid, Patrick Ewing part ways
  27. ^ Charlotte Bobcats Announce Roster for 2013 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas
  28. ^ Patrick Ewing signs with Trikala
  29. ^ Nea Kifisia lands Patrick Ewing Jr.
  30. ^ Samuels, Ewing Jr confident ahead of Centro opener

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