Friday, 05 June, 2020


Patrick Ewing Hospitalized With Coronavirus

Patrick Ewing Enlarge Image Georgetown coach Patrick Ewing Robert Sabo
Noah Ferguson | 23 May, 2020, 04:55

"This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly".

Ewing was a fixture of the Big East's heyday of basketball dominance, winning the NCAA Championship with the Hoyas in 1984 (against the University of Houston and Olajuwon) and reaching three title games in his four-year collegiate career.

When Ewing was a freshman, his Georgetown team lost to Jordan's North Carolina squad in the 1982 NCAA championship game, and after winning his own college title two years later, he found a roadblock in front of him in the National Basketball Association.

"I watched a little bit last night", Ewing said on NBCSN. "I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones". In a statement posted to his Twitter account, Ewing was hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. Now more than ever, I want to thank the healthcare workers and everyone on the front lines.

On Friday, New York Knicks legend and Georgetown head basketball coach Patrick Ewing announced he's been diagnosed with the novel coronavirus and urged the public to take the threat of COVID-19 seriously.

No one else associated with the Hoyas team has tested positive for COVID-19, the school announced. He scored nearly 25,000 points and had more than 11,000 rebounds in his 17-year career.

Ewing was inducted into the James Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008. An 11-time All-Star, Ewing was known as one of the best centers of his time along with Hakeem Olajuwon (his 1994 NBA Finals matchup) and the San Antonio Spurs' David Robinson. Ewing returned to his alma mater as head coach at the start of the 2017-18 season.

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