Update May 25 1:00 p.m.: Ewing is home and recovering according to his son.
One of the greats in the history of college and pro basketball has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, as Georgetown head coach Patrick Ewing announced today that he has tested positive.
I want to share that I have tested positive for COVID-19. This virus is serious and should not be taken lightly. I want to encourage everyone to stay safe and take care of yourselves and your loved ones. pic.twitter.com/a2fMuhIZyG— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) May 22, 2020
Ewing just completed his third season in charge of the Hoyas, and wished two transfers from his program in Mac McClung and Omer Yurtseven the best on finding a new destination.
Ewing won a national championship as the star center for the school in 1984, was an 11-time NBA All-Star with the New York Knicks, won two gold medals with Team USA in 1984 and 1992 as part of the Dream Team, and was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008.
The 57-year-old native of Jamaica is under care at a local hospital. As of today there are 7,788 confirmed cases of Covid-19 that have been diagnosed in Washington D.C., and 1.63 million cases across the United States.