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New Orleans Hornets Sign Patrick Ewing Jr. For Remainder Of Season

According to Inside Hoops, the New Orleans Hornets have signed former Georgetown Hoya Patrick Ewing Jr. for the remainder of the season.  The website reports:

The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed forward Patrick Ewing Jr. for the remainder of the 2010-11 season. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ewing, who has appeared in three games thus far for the Hornets, signed his first 10-day contract with the club on March 27th.

Ewing in action effectively boxing out Portland's Gerald Wallace

Though Ewing's minutes thus far have been limited, it is possible that should the Hornets clinch a playoff spot this week that he could see extended time in the season's final games.  

He is the fifth Georgetown forward/center under John Thompson III to receive a full-time spot in the NBA.  Congrats to Ewing Jr.