Patrick Ewing

Patrick Ewing

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Patrick Ewing is a famous American Basketball coach and former basketball player. Patrick Ewing rose to the spotlight for his outstanding performances as a basketball player.

Early Life and Childhood

Patrick Aloysius Ewing stepped into this world on August 5, 1962, in Kingston, Jamaica. His zodiac sign is Leo and he is 59 years old. he was born into a Jamaican family. Moreover, he was born to his father Carl Ewing and his mother Dorothy Ewing. His father was a mechanic and his mother was a homemaker who stayed at home to raise the family’s seven children.

His parents emigrated to the United States when he was seven years old. However, the family faced so much financial hardship that Ewing remained on the island with his siblings for four years, until his parents acquired enough money to move each of the children to the United States. At the age of 11, Ewing immigrated to America and settled in a five-room cottage in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with the rest of his family.

He was expelled from cricket and soccer but never played basketball before. However, he learned to play basketball with the aid of several neighborhood kids playing a pick-up game. The young man, who was already six feet six inches tall at the age of twelve, took to the game with ease. Ewing worked hard as a high school student at Cambridge’s Rindge and Latin School, determined to flourish. On the court, Ewing led his team to three state titles and tried out for the 1980 Olympic squad. Despite not making the squad, the experience was a blessing for the young player.

Moreover, Ewing was the first high school student to participate in the Olympic basketball tryouts. Moreover, Petrick also enrolled in the MIT-Wellesley Upward Bound Program, which is a college-preparation program for economically disadvantaged high school students. Ewing was accepted to Georgetown University in Washington, DC as a result of his hard work.

Professional Life

As a Georgetown athlete, Ewing soon rose to the position of team leader. The Georgetown Hoyas reached the NCAA tournament championship game three of the four years Ewing was on the squad, thanks to his leadership. In 1984, the Hoyas won the NCAA championship.

In the same championship, Ewing won the tournament’s Outstanding Star, defeating veteran player Hakeem Olajuwon for the honor. That same year, Ewing tried out for the United States Olympic basketball squad once more. This time, he was recognized as a member of the squad that won the gold medal that year.

Ewing kept his commitment to his mother to graduate high school. Until his graduation in 1985, he turned down several lucrative endorsements and professional ball opportunities. Ewing was in great demand by the National Basketball Association that year. Ewing was chosen first overall by the New York Knicks after winning the Draft Lottery.

Patrick Ewing

Caption: Patrick Ewing as a coach(source: Instagram)

New York Knicks

Despite suffering many ailments during his first season, Ewing managed to average 20 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks per game. His accomplishment won Ewing the NBA Rookie of the Year award, as well as recognition as one of the league’s top centers. For more than 15 years, Ewing was a successful member of the New York Knicks, facing opponents such as Michael Jordan, Hakeem Olajuwon, and Scottie Pippin. He was an 11-time NBA All-Star, a member of the All-NBA First and Second Teams, and a part of the original “Dream Team” in the 1992 Olympic Games.

Patrick Ewing

Caption: Patrick Ewing as a player (source: NBA)

Patrick Ewing transferred from the Knicks to the Seattle SuperSonics in 2000. He declared his retirement after a year with the Sonics and another with the Orlando Magic. Ewing retired from professional basketball on September 18, 2002. During that season, he worked as an assistant coach with the Washington Wizards. Ewing’s jersey, “No. 33,” was retired in a ceremony at Madison Square Garden on February 28, 2003. Moreover, Patrick was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.

Relationship Status

But while life on the court was successful for Ewing, the player’s personal life was rocky and tumultuous. In 1983, Patrick’s mother passed away from a heart attack. In the same year, Patrick learned that his high school girlfriend Sharon Stanford was pregnant with their child. His son Patrick Aloysius Ewing Jr was born on May 21, 1984.

Body Measurement

Talking about body measurement, Patrick has a pretty well-shaped and well-maintained body. Being an athlete, Patrick is well concerned about his body fitness and physical health. however, Ewing has not revealed his body size and measurement. We will let you know about Ewing’s body measurement after he reveals his information.

Patrick Ewing

Caption: Patrick Ewing with his son(source: Instagram)

Social Media and Net worth

Moving into social media availability, Patrick is pretty much active on social media platforms. He is active on Twitter and Instagram. Moreover, Ewing has more than 8k followers on Twitter and more than 40k followers on Instagram.

Additionally, Ewing has earned a hefty sum of money from his career. As per the sources, Patrick has an estimated net worth of around $1 million.