Daniel Ewing was once thought of as one of the finest shooting guards in college basketball. Apparently, the Los Angeles Clippers thought enough of Ewing to draft him with the 32nd overall pick in the 2005 NBA Draft.
Since then, however, his career has been spiraling downward, even from the relatively low point that it was at previously. Ewing spent two seasons with the Clippers and due to his frail 6-foot-3, 185-pound frame, he played only sparingly. It must be said, though to Ewing's credit, he averaged 9 points per 36 minutes of action.
Despite his relative productivity, the Clippers waived Ewing on June 29, 2007, and that was the last foot he has stepped onto an NBA court.
Following in the footsteps of other failing NBA players, Ewing headed overseas to Russia in search of a larger role. He signed a contract with Khimki BC, an elite Russian squad who featured just one other American: former Wisconsin standout Mike Wilkinson.
In searching for Ewing's statistics, I had a significant amount of trouble, seeing as though I can understand exactly zero words of Russian. However, I was able to decipher that his career high in points was 16, and minutes, 37.
I suppose Ewing is contributing in a much lower-class league, which may eventually allow him to try out for an NBA team in the future. But for now, Ewing is simply another Duke star who didn't follow the Carlos Boozer path.
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