As pointed out by Hoops World, former NBA center Patrick Ewing will be inducted into the NCAA Hall of Fame later this week.
Ewing grew up in Jamaica playing cricket and soccer. When he moved to the United States, he picked up basketball during his high school days. He would later attend Georgetown University and excel in the sport. He believes his time playing college basketball really defined who he is. Ewing said,
I felt like I came into college a boy and left a man. Coach Thompson and all the other people at Georgetown did an outstanding job of helping me, not only as a basketball player but also as a human being.
Of course, most remember Ewing’s days as an NBA player who mostly played for the New York Knickerbockers. On the other hand, his respectable NBA career would not have been possible without thriving to be the best while hooping at Georgetown. This is definitely well-deserved and hopefully one day, he can be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame.