Robert Bailey, Gleaner Writer
Jamaican national basketballer, forward Patrick Ewing Jr, has signed with Spanish club Blancos de Rueda Valladolid until the end of this season.
The 28-year-old Ewing last represented Jamaica in the Centrobasket Men Championships, which was held in Puerto Rico in 2012.
The son of former New York Knicks great, Patrick Ewing, made the move from Telekon Bonn, the German team where he played the first half of the 2012-13 campaign.
Ewing, who played his college basketball at Georgetown University, was drafted by the Sacramento Kings in 2008 but spent most of his career in the NBA's developmental league. He made seven appearances for the New Orleans Hornets in 2010-11. Valladolid are 14th in the 18-team Spanish league.
The senior Ewing was a member of the United States' 'Dream Team' that won the gold medal in the 1992 Barcelona Olympics.
Ewing Jr is expected to play for Jamaica in this year's final round FIBA World Championships qualifiers, which involves the likes of Spain, Argentina and Brazil, that will be played in the final week of August.
Jamaica is also due to play against Ukraine, Israel and Canada in a four-team warm-up tournament in Canada from August 9-12.
Ewing is expected to be joined in the Sam Vincent-coached Jamaican team by fellow overseas stars Samardo Samuels, Jerome Jordan, Brian Grant and Kimani Ffriend.