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Patrick Ewing Biography

Birth Name:
Patrick Aloysius Ewing
Birth Place:
Kingston, Jamaica
Former basketball player, coach

Fast Facts

  • Played cricket and soccer while growing up in Jamaica
  • Moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1975
  • While attending Georgetown University, took the Hoyas to the championship game of the NCAA Tournament in three of the four years he was there
  • Became a U
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  • citizen while at Georgetown
  • Drafted first overall by New York Knicks in 1985
  • Played for the U
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  • Olympic team that won gold medals in 1984 and 1992
  • Was the NBA Rookie of the Year and an 11-time All-Star
  • Was selected for the Hall of Fame as an individual and as a member of the 1992 U
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  • Olympic team
  • Also a member of the U
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  • Olympic Hall of Fame
  • His number 33 was retired by the Knicks in 2003
  • Co-authored a children's book about painting, called In the Paint
  • With agent David Falk, donated $3
  • 3 million to help build athletic center at Georgetown University
  • Started Ewing Athletics, a company that now specializes in retro-style sneakers
  • Son Patrick Ewing Jr
  • , played basketball for Georgetown and for the New York Knicks


  • Alexis -- Daughter
  • Corey -- Daughter
  • Randi -- Daughter
  • Rita Williams -- Ex-wife
  • Carl Ewing -- Father
  • Dorothy Ewing -- Mother
  • Cheryl Weaver -- Significant Other
  • Patrick Ewing Jr. -- Son