The April recruiting period is in full swing, and while John Thompson III and assistant coach Kevin Broadus were in Virginia, the Hoyas were represented at the Under Armour event in New York City by....drumroll please...Patrick Ewing, Jr!
pat jr out here waiting for the next run of pick-up while the old dudes are just old and unsuitable for activewear pic.twitter.com/175Xc8cNxX— overthehilltop (@overthehilltop) April 16, 2016
The Hoyas have a vacancy at one of the three assistant coach spots after Kevin Sutton left Georgetown for Pitt this week. Ewing, Jr., who was Director of Basketball Operations for the Hoyas last season, would seem to be a logical candidate to be elevated to an assistant. The fact he's out on the recruiting trail is a strong indication that he has been, especially since per NCAA rules, the Director of Basketball Operations can't recruit.
While no word has come from the school (shocker), sources suggest that no official decision has been made.
Can confirm that no official decision has been made on Ewing Jr. being elevated. Could it happen? Sure. Has it "officially" happened? No.— Hoyas247 (@Hoyas247) April 16, 2016
@CasualHoya they can send out the DOBO until they've hired a new assistant... butler did same a few years ago.— Tyler Hicks (@THicksBH) April 16, 2016
Regardless, that pic of him with all those coaches (Calipari, Izzo, MIller, etc.) is tremendous. He's the coolest cat in the gym.