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.S. citizen while at Georgetown. Drafted first overall by New York Knicks in 1985. Played for the U.S. 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.S. Olympic team. Also a member of the U.S. 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.