Patrick Ewing, Jr., a 6-7 forward from National Christian Academy, didn't have a stellar weekend at the War on the Shore. But to be fair to him, he didn't get a lot of help from his Eagle teammates, as NCA went 0-3 at the War on the Shore.
Had 6-8 junior forward Anthony Ivory been able to play for NCA, it might have taken some of the pressure off Ewing, who was asked to do all the rebounding for his team.
His team may have taken the collar at the War on the Shore Tournament this weekend, but Patrick Ewing Jr. (right), showed that he is still making strides toward making the transition from the power forward to wing forward position. Ewing, 220-pounds, is agile enough to glide past defenders. It seemed this is where he did his best work at scoring points.
"I've always been able to play on the wing, but Coach [Trevor] Brown has told me that I need to know my role on the team," Ewing explained. "Previously, my role has been to play with my back to the basket and get rebounds."
"Now, Coach Brown he's given me the green light to shoot and take my man off the dribble, as long as I keep doing what I've been doing," Ewing continued. "Rebounding, taking charges, blocking shots and doing all of those other things, then I have the green light to step out on the wing."
The son of sure to be future NBA Hall of Famer Patrick Ewing, Ewing Jr. is an intriguing prospect because of his ability to play both inside and out.
"Ewing told RivalsHoops.com recently that he is interested in Indiana, Texas, Memphis and Louisville. Louisville Head Coach Rick Pitino was one of many coaches at the Delaware tournament scouting Ewing and other prospects.