HOUSTON -- Pat Ewing Jr. is headed for his father's alma
mater, his father told a Houston television station Wednesday night.
NBA great and Houston Rockets assistant coach Patrick Ewing told KRIV television that his son will transfer from Indiana to Georgetown.
"My son chose Georgetown. He was also considering Miami and
North Carolina," said Ewing, who led the Hoyas to the NCAA
championship in 1984.
"I'm excited. It's a great place for him to be and not just
because I went there. The coaches love him and want him to play for
them," he said.
The younger Ewing said earlier this year that he felt it was
best for him to transfer to another school for his education and
basketball career. A 6-foot-8, 215-pound forward, Ewing started
five of the 29 games in which he played last season, averaging 4
points and 3.8 rebounds a game during Indiana's 15-14 season.
The elder Ewing said
he isn't worried about his son having to deal with the pressure of
following in his footsteps at Georgetown.
"He has had to live and play with my name all of his life,"
the coach said.
He said his son also considered Miami and North Carolina before
making his choice.
Under NCAA transfer rules, Pat Ewing Jr. will have to sit out
the 2005-06 season.