The organization, headed by Donnie Walsh, loves this kid and I'm happy the fans get to see why. As I've said before, stats are way too often misleading and when you take a look at Ewing Jr.'s output on paper at Georgetown, he should be in law school somewhere right about now.
But what few people saw, and is becoming clearer day by day, is a kid who was sold on the concept of team ball, by a coach who's father taught Jr's dad to be great.
"Patrick, I need you to come off the bench and be the best 6th man in the Big East," he coach must have said.We may be embellishing, but you get the idea. So in order for fans to continue to see what we've been talking about for a year now, Walsh needs to keep the kid around, at the expense of Roberson, a nice shooting guard who's had trouble getting his own shot at this level.
"Yes, coach," clearly was the reply.
"Patrick, I know you can put up 15-20 shots a game, but this is a system where I can't run that many plays for you. You'll have to play defense and get what you can get,"
There's no way Ewing Jr. doesn't make this roster.
BTW, Ewing's Dunk was number 1 on NBA.com Top 10.