Kyle Lowry

Kyle Terell Lowry: Guard

Fun Fact:

Kyle Lowry was a member of the U.S. national basketball team that won a gold medal in the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Bio:

Born on March 25th, 1986, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Kyle Lowry began his high school career at Cardinal Dougherty High School, where he played as the point guard for the school’s varsity basketball team. Lowry went on to play his college career at Villanova, where he was named to the Big East All-Rookie team in his freshman year and was deemed Philadelphia Big Five Rookie of the year. He averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 2.0 assists over the span of 24 games. In his second year, the Philadelphia native averaged 11 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals, really improving from his first year. After foregoing two years at Villanova, Lowry entered the 2006 NBA Draft where he was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies. After 3 years with the Grizzlies, Lowry was traded to the Houston Rockets on February 19th, 2009. On December 18, 2009, he recorded a career-high 26 points, 10 assists, six rebounds, and five steals in a 116–108 win over the Dallas Mavericks. On December 3, he scored a career-high 28 points and matched his career best with 12 assists in a game against the Memphis Grizzlies. On February 16, he scored a career-high 36 points in a 114–105 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. On March 20, he recorded his first career triple-double with 28 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in a 110–108 win over the Utah Jazz, becoming only the fourth Rockets player since 2002–03 to record a triple-double. On July 11th, 2012, Lowry was traded to the Toronto Raptors, where he averaged 23 points and 7 assists during the first three games of the season. Following the trade of Rudy Gay to the Sacramento Kings, Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan approached Lowry and the two decided to take ownership of the team, knowing they could both be traded if the team’s management decided to rebuild rather than compete for a playoff spot. During the 2013-14 season Lowry averaged a career-best 17.9 points, 7.4 assists, and 4.7 rebounds during the regular season and 21.1 points, 4.7 assists, and 4.7 rebounds during the playoffs. During the 2014-14 season, Kyle Lowry became the team’s all-time leader for triple-doubles with a 13-point, 10 assist, and 11 rebound performance in a win against the Washington Wizards on November 7th. On January 5, 2015, Lowry was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Month for December 2014, where he averaged 22.3 points, 8.9 assists, and 4.2 rebounds. In a game against the Indian Pacers in March of 2015, Lowry recorded his seventh career triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists. Lowry averaged 17.8 points, 6.8 assists and 4.7 rebounds in 70 games during the regular season, but ranked much lower during the playoff season, with 12.3 points and 4.8 assists. As the 2015-16 season came around, Lowry scored a then career-high 41 points and made six three-pointers in a face-off against the Golden State Warriors. On February 2nd, Lowry and teammate DeMar DeRozan were selected as co-winners for Eastern Conference Player of the Month for January. The pair helped the Raptors go 12–2 during the month and record a franchise-record 11-game win streak. On March 30, he recorded 17 points, 11 assists, and six rebounds in a 105–97 win over the Atlanta Hawks, helping the Raptors reach 50 wins for the first time in franchise history. Lowry capped off his strong season by earning All-NBA third team honors. With his first selection to the All-NBA team, he joined Vince Carter and Chris Bosh as the only players in franchise history to receive this recognition. On November 28, 2016, Lowry set a franchise record by hitting all six of his three-pointers for a game-high 24 points in a 122–95 win over the Philadelphia 76ers. On February 5, 2017, he recorded his ninth career triple-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds, and 11 assists in a 103–95 win over the Brooklyn Nets. On October 27, 2017, he recorded his first triple-double of the season and his eighth as a Raptor with 11 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds against the Los Angeles Lakers. In the Raptors’ season opener on October 17, 2018, Lowry scored 27 points on 5-for-6 from 3-point range and had eight assists in a 116–104 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers. On November 21, he recorded his 13th career triple-double with 21 points, 17 assists, and 12 rebounds in a 124–108 win over the Atlanta Hawks. During the NBA Finals, in Game 6, Lowry recorded 26 points, 10 assists, and seven rebounds against the Golden State Warriors, helping win the team’s first NBA Championship. Lowry has taken on the weight of this title to help his team live up to their championship name for the 2019-20 season, after MVP Kawahi Leonard got traded to the Los Angeles Clippers.