Ewing, Jr., Pittman Named To East All-Star Squad

SIOUX FALLS, SD - Sioux Falls Skyforce forward Patrick Ewing, Jr. and center Dexter Pittman were named to the Eastern Conference All-Star Team, the NBA Development League announced today. The 2011 NBA D-League All-Star Game presented by SonoSite will be played on Saturday, Feb. 19 on Center Court at NBA All-Star Jam Session presented by adidas. The game will air live on NBA TV at 4 p.m. CT.

Ewing, Jr., who was acquired in a trade with the Reno Bighorns on Jan. 25, is averaging 15.6 points and 8.6 rebounds in 28 games (27 starts). He made his Skyforce debut this past weekend against the Dakota Wizards and averaged 13.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in two contests.

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I hope Ewing Jr. can make the most of this and become another D-League story and become a true NBA player. He's doing well and wouldn't be surprise if he gets a 10 day contract to make a comeback to the Knicks or NBA.