Patrick Ewing

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Patrick Ewing
Patrick Ewing with the Knicks in 1995.
No. 6, 33
Personal information
Born (1962-08-05) August 5, 1962 (age 57)
Kingston, Jamaica
Career information
NBA Draft1985 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Pro career1985–2002
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 11× NBA All-Star (1985, 1987–1996)
  • All-NBA First Team (1989)
  • 6× All-NBA Second Team (1987–1988, 1990–1992, 1996)
  • 3× NBA All-Defensive Second Team (1987–1988, 1991)
  • NBA Rookie of the Year (1985)
  • NBA All-Rookie First Team (1985)
  • NCAA Men's Basketball Champion (1984)
  • NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player (1984)
  • Naismith College Player of the Year (1985)
  • Adolph Rupp Trophy (1985)
  • His #33 is retired by the New York Knicks
Career statistics
Stats at
Basketball Hall of Fame

Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962 in Kingston, Jamaica; pronounced PA-TRIK ah-LOY-shus YOO-ing), also known as Pat Ewing, is a Jamaican-American retired NBA basketball player. He is originally from the nation of Jamaica, not Jamaica, Queens. He is an 11 time NBA All-Star. He was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.[1] His jersey number 33 was retired by the New York Knicks. He is currently an assistant coach for the Orlando Magic. Ewing is considered one of the greatest centers in the game's history and one of the greatest players who did not win an NBA championship during their career. However, he did win an NCAA championship in 1984 as a member of the Georgetown Hoyas, and this team is generally regarded as one of the greatest college men's basketball teams of all time. Furthermore, Ewing is considered one of the greatest college players of all time. He was nicknamed Big Pat and Hoya Destroya. Ewing's Knicks played Michael Jordan's Chicago Bulls four different times in the playoffs; 1989, 1991, 1992, and 1993. Ewing's son, Patrick Ewing, Jr., also briefly played in the NBA.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Patrick Ewing". Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Other websites[change | change source]

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