Spring Will Bring Many Suitors

There aren't many forwards remaining from our Pre-Season Top 100 list. Patrick Ewing, Jr., potentially one of the biggest risers in the class, is still on the board and will be for some time.

Spring Signing Will Be The Route

The Patrick Ewing people saw in the summer is not the same player that is making waves at National Christian Academy. In fact, most of the college assistants interested in Ewing haven't been in to see the changes in his game.

With that said, Ewing's recruitment is going to take some time. "He hasn't taken any visits," National Christian coach Trevor Brown said. "The people that are trying to get him to come visit haven't seen him play since Orlando. As a coach, I'd rather people come and see him first."

Ewing didn't play much in Orlando because he was injured. His play at the Weber earlier this month should be enough to make him a commodity once coaches can get back out on the road in November.

"Our season starts the 22nd of November," Brown said. "He's going to sign late. All of these people that are calling haven't seen him. They're going by what you and I say. I want people to see him play. There's no rush. That kid is going to be recruited by everybody. You and I both know he's one of the best unsigned out there right now."

From the sounds of Louisville, Texas, Memphis, Virginia, Indiana and Georgetown are all interested. You can bet the bulk of them will make stops to see him in November.

On a somewhat related note, NCA junior center Anthony Ivory is going to miss some action to begin the year. Brown said that Ivory, a 340+ pounder, has stress fractures in both shins. We think Ivory is a high-major player.

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