Kyle Lowry

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Kyle Lowry
Kyle Lowry cropped.jpg
Lowry with the Houston Rockets
No. 7 – Toronto Raptors
Position Point guard
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1986-03-25) March 25, 1986 (age 28)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Cardinal Dougherty
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College Villanova (2004–2006)
NBA draft 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 24th overall
Selected by the Memphis Grizzlies
Pro career 2006–present
Career history
20062009 Memphis Grizzlies
20092012 Houston Rockets
2012–present Toronto Raptors
Career highlights and awards
  • Second-team All-Big East (2006)
  • Big East All-Rookie Team (2005)

Kyle Lowry (born March 25, 1986) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia. He was selected by the Grizzlies with the 24th pick in the 2006 NBA draft. He declared for the draft after two seasons with Villanova University under coach Jay Wright.

College career[edit]

In his freshman season at Villanova, Lowry was named to the Big East All-Rookie team and was tabbed Philadelphia Big Five Rookie of the Year. In 24 games (3 starts), he averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game.[1][2]

In his sophomore season, he was named to the All Big East Second Team, as well as the First Team All-Big 5. In 33 games (31 starts), he averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game.[1][2]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2004–05 Villanova 24 3 23.2 .421 .227 .635 3.2 2.0 1.3 .2 7.5
2005–06 Villanova 33 31 29.3 .466 .444 .786 4.3 3.7 2.3 .2 11.0

NBA career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies[edit]

Lowry was selected with the 24th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2006 NBA draft. On July 9, 2006, he signed a two-year rookie deal with the Grizzlies, and subsequently joined the Grizzlies for the 2006 NBA Summer League.[3] On opening night against the New York Knicks with Damon Stoudamire leaving the game early due to injury, Lowry played for 28 minutes posting 6 points[4] (1-4 from the field, 4-4 from the free throw line), 3 assists, 2 steals, a block, and 10 rebounds.[5] However, his rookie season was ended after just 10 games due to a broken wrist suffered at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena on November 21, 2006.[6] Eight days later he underwent successful surgery on it.[7] He averaged 5.6 points per game, 3.10 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. The next season (2007–08), on December 7, 2007, Lowry registered 14 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists[8] in 50 minutes[9] in a 118–116 Grizzlies overtime loss to the New Orleans Hornets.

Houston Rockets[edit]

At the NBA trade deadline on February 19, 2009, Lowry was traded by Memphis to the Houston Rockets in a 3-team deal involving the Orlando Magic.[10]

After 2009–10 NBA season, Lowry became a restricted free agent. On July 14, 2010, he signed an offer sheet of 4 years and $23 million tendered by the Cleveland Cavaliers.[11] One week later, the Rockets matched the offer.[12]

On December 3, 2010, Lowry scored 28 points and career-tying 12 assists to go with his three rebounds and two steals in a 127-116 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. On December 7, 2010, he again tied his career-high 12 assists, but this time to go with a career-high 6 steals against the Detroit Pistons. On December 17, 2010, Lowry set a new career-high 18 assists, to go along with 17 points and 5 steals in a 103-87 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.

On February 16, 2011, Lowry scored a career-high 36 points in the Rockets' final game before the All-Star Break. He connected with his first 11 shots (finishing 13-16 overall) in a loss against his hometown team, the Philadelphia 76ers.

On March 20, 2011, Lowry scored 28 points, 10 assists and career-high 11 rebounds in a 110-108 home victory over Utah Jazz to complete his first career triple-double. He was named Western Conference Player of the Week for the first time in his career, for his performance between March 14 and March 20, 2011. During the week, he averaged 19.3 points, 7.5 assists and 7.3 rebounds, shooting 52.6 percent and 45 percent of his 3s to lead the Houston Rockets to a 4-0 record of the week.

Toronto Raptors[edit]

Lowry handling the ball against the Warriors

On July 11, 2012, Lowry was traded to the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Gary Forbes and a future first round pick.[13]

The Raptors started the 2013–14 season with a 6-12 record, until small forward Rudy Gay was traded to Sacramento. The team went on a 10-3 run after the trade and Lowry was considered to be the leader alongside DeMar DeRozan. On March 9, 2014, Lowry recorded his fourth career triple double with 20 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in a 111-104 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves.[14] Lowry played his first playoff game since 2009 on April 19, 2014.

On July 10, 2014, Lowry re-signed with the Raptors[15] to a reported four-year, $48 million contract.[16]

On November 7, 2014, Lowry recorded his sixth career triple-double with 13 points, 10 assists and a season-high 11 rebounds in the 103-84 win over the Washington Wizards. It was his fourth triple-double as a Raptor as he became the Raptors all-time leader in triple-doubles, passing Damon Stoudamire, who had the previous record of three.[17]

On December 3, 2014, Lowry recorded a career-high 39 points against the Utah Jazz.[18]

Endorsements[edit]

Lowry is signed with Peak Sport, a Chinese company that makes basketball equipment.[19]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2006–07 Memphis 10 0 17.5 .368 .375 .893 3.1 3.2 1.4 .1 5.6
2007–08 Memphis 82 9 25.5 .432 .257 .698 3.0 3.6 1.1 .3 9.6
2008–09 Memphis 49 21 21.9 .412 .246 .801 2.3 3.6 1.0 .2 7.6
2008–09 Houston 28 0 21.7 .475 .276 .800 2.8 3.5 .8 .3 7.6
2009–10 Houston 68 0 24.3 .397 .272 .827 3.6 4.5 .9 .1 9.1
2010–11 Houston 75 71 34.2 .426 .376 .765 4.1 6.7 1.4 .3 13.5
2011–12 Houston 47 38 32.1 .409 .374 .864 4.5 6.6 1.6 .3 14.3
2012–13 Toronto 68 52 29.7 .401 .362 .795 4.7 6.4 1.4 .4 11.6
2013–14 Toronto 79 79 36.2 .423 .380 .813 4.7 7.4 1.5 .2 17.9
Career 506 270 28.8 .418 .350 .791 3.8 5.4 1.2 .2 11.7

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2009 Houston 13 0 19.5 .333 .250 .742 2.9 2.5 .9 .1 5.3
2014 Toronto 7 7 38.7 .404 .395 .878 4.7 4.7 .9 .0 21.1
Career 20 7 25.4 .379 .345 .818 3.4 3.3 1.0 .0 9.9

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Player Bio: Kyle Lowry
  2. ^ a b Kyle Lowry Stats
  3. ^ Grizzlies sign first-round pick Lowry to two-year deal
  4. ^ 7:00 PM ET, November 1, 2006FedExForum, Memphis, TN (2006-11-01). "Thomas begins coaching tenure with 3OT win over Grizzlies". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  5. ^ 7:00 PM ET, November 1, 2006FedExForum, Memphis, TN (2006-11-01). "Knicks 118, Grizzlies 117 - boxscore". Sports.espn.go.com. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  6. ^ "Gooden scores season high, Cavs fight off Grizzlies". Sports.espn.go.com. 2006-11-21. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  7. ^ Grizzlies Lowry has Wrist Surgery
  8. ^ "Paul pours in 43, sinks game-winner as Hornets win in OT". Sports.espn.go.com. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  9. ^ "Grizzlies 116, Hornets 118 - boxscore". Sports.espn.go.com. 2007-12-07. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 
  10. ^ "Rockets acquire Lowry, Cook in three-team deal". NBA.com. 2009-02-20. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  11. ^ "Cavaliers Sign Kyle Lowry to Offer Sheet". NBA.com. 2010-07-14. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  12. ^ "Rockets Re-sign Luis Scola and Kyle Lowry". NBA.com. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2012-01-06. 
  13. ^ "Raptors Acquire Kyle Lowry From Houston Rockets". NBA.com. 2012-07-11. Retrieved 2012-07-11. 
  14. ^ Notebook: Raptors 111, Timberwolves 104
  15. ^ Raptors Re-Sign Kyle Lowry
  16. ^ Kyle Lowry Agrees To Re-Sign With Raptors On Four-Year, $48M Deal
  17. ^ Lowry leads Raptors past Wizards 103-84
  18. ^ http://www.raptorshq.com/2014/12/4/7331105/recap-kyle-lowry-scores-a-career-high-39-points-as-raptors-blast-jazz
  19. ^ PEAK Tony Parker and Kyle Lowry Launched 2013 PEAK TEAM China Tour

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