Patrick Ewing, Jr., the 6-8, 215 pound combo forward from Marietta, GA, did it all in DC Assualt's win over the Long Island Thunder at last week's Triple S Harley Davidson Charlie Weber Invitational at West Virginia University.
DC Assault was coached by Trevor Brown, Ewing's future head coach at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, MD, in place of Curtis Malone who had mentored the Assault at the Three Stripes Classic at Hofstra. While the complete Assualt squad wasn't present in Morgantown, Brown brought an interesting crew of players to Charlie Weber's new July event.
Ewing tallied 23 points, 16 rebounds, five steals and five assists in the win. The son of the Georgetown and NY Knick legend has significantly improved his game since this reporter saw him as a raw rising sophomore during the summer of 2000. He has excellent hands, good vision with the ability to thread a pass to an open teammate and plays hard on defense. A couple of times, Ewing took a rebound and led the break in the middle either slashing in for a dunk or distributing the ball for an assist. He also has nice form on his mid-range jump shot.
"Playing with the Assault has been great," Ewing said. "I get to play the wing which I couldn't do in high school last season since I needed to focus on the inside play."
He said he is looking to bring his grades up at NCA. "I'm working to get a 3.0," he said. Ewing said he averaged 15 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks last season at Marietta.
"My top schools right now are Tennessee, Kansas, Georgetown and Georgia," Ewing said. "Indiana and Miami (FL) are there too but not at the same level as the others." He previously mentioned that he was considering Clemson.
Ewing said he'll take his official visits before making a decision. He's looking to major in business.