Pat Ewing Jr. will transfer to Georgetown, the school his father made famous, according to a broadcast report. Patrick Ewing, who led the Hoyas to their only national title in 1984 and is now an assistant coach with the Houston Rockets, told a Houston television station on Wednesday night that his son will transfer from Indiana to Georgetown.
A Georgetown athletic department spokesman declined to comment on the report, and a phone message left for Coach John Thompson III was not returned yesterday. Ewing Jr. would be the first player to transfer to Georgetown from a Division I school in more than 20 years.
Ewing Jr., a 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward, announced in late March that he would leave Indiana, reportedly because he was unhappy with his playing time and with the Hoosiers' style of play. He also considered Miami and North Carolina before settling on Georgetown, according to his father.
"I'm excited. It's a great place for him to be and not just because I went there," the elder Ewing told KRIV television. "The coaches love him and want him to play for them."
The younger Ewing played at National Christian in Fort Washington as a fifth-year senior and was an honorable mention All-Met in 2003. He considered attending Georgetown after finishing high school, but ultimately signed with Indiana. In two seasons with the Hoosiers, Ewing averaged 3.4 points and 3.7 rebounds, primarily as a reserve. He averaged 13.9 minutes and started 14 of 57 games.
Ewing Jr. will sit out the 2005-06 season per NCAA rules.
-- Camille Powell