Hoyas Definitely Have Inside Track
Patrick Ewing, Jr. has bounced around high schools pretty good the past few years. However, now he appears settled in at National Christian.
"He's playing really well," National Christian head coach Trevor Brown said. "I can tell you that. That kid is the real deal." And would we expect anything less from the son of one of the best centers to play in the NBA.
Brown said that Junior finally is starting to fell comfortable in one place after hopping schools. "This will be the first year he plays a full season of basketball. When you think about it that it's pretty scary how good he can be."
Brown, who helped sculpt down Robert Little, has been doing some track work with Ewing. "I've done lost me about [pounds] fooling with little Patrick," Brown joked of his star's work in the preseason.
The coach admits that the knock on Junior in the past was how he played and his commitment to bringing it each time out. "Now, he plays a lot tougher. He plays through the injuries; the ones he might not have always played through. He plays the perimeter and he just plays hard and that's something that people have never said about him."
One thing people have always said about him is that he's Georgetown-bound. Well, Kansas, the Hoyas and Georgia have been calling on him, but Brown says that no one is coming to visit him and he doesn't have any visits scheduled. In fact, the schools haven't even offered him a grant.
OK, that might be a little misleading. Georgetown is in a pretty unique position with him. They don't have to offer him a scholarship when his father could certainly pick up the tab as an NBA superstar and the greatest Hoya of all-time. That would save his alma mater a scholarship and deliver them a fine forward, not to mention keep the family tree going in D.C.
In any case, don't bet against Junior following in dad's footsteps.