Jamaican-Born NBA Legend Patrick Ewing Becomes NCAA Division I Coach
Patrick Ewing, the legendary Jamaican-born Hall of Fame basketball player has been appointed coach of a US Division I NCAA basketball team.
NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball features college basketball teams from the Division I level of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), to determine the national championship.
Ewing, who was born in Kingston, will now coach his alma mater Georgetown University.
During his four years at Georgetown, Ewing played in the NCAA Championship Game three times—and was named as the 16th greatest college player of all time by ESPN.
And in 1996, Ewing was selected as one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.
Before migrating to the United States at age 12, Ewing excelled at cricket and soccer.
He eventually learned to play the game and later became a US citizen.
Ewing is now the first Jamaican to head coach for a US Division I NCAA basketball team since 2015 with Paul Hewitt being the most recent. Hewitt coached George Mason University.
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