Chris Lowe (basketball)

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Chris Lowe
Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg
Position Point guard
League Österreichische Basketball Bundesliga
Personal information
Born (1987-07-17) July 17, 1987 (age 29)
Mount Vernon, New York
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school Mount Vernon
(Mount Vernon, New York)
College UMass (2005–2009)
NBA draft 2009 / Undrafted
Playing career 2009–present
Career history
2009–2010 Springfield Armor
2010 Maine Red Claws
2010–2011 Naglis-Adakris
2011 Kėdainiai Triobet
2011 Neptūnas
2012–2013 MBK Rieker Komárno
2013–2014 SKP Banská Bystrica
2014–2015 BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld
2015–present Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg
Career highlights and awards

Christopher Charles Lowe Jr. (born July 17, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who plays for Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg in Austria. He played college basketball at the University of Massachusetts.

High School[edit]

Chris Lowe attended Mount Vernon High School in New York, the same school that produced Ben Gordon and Gus "The Wizard" Williams. As a senior, averaged 12.9 points and 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals per game. During the Class AA New York State Public Title in 2004 with a 27-3 record, in a championship game, then junior Lowe held future NBA guard Sebastian Telfair to a season-low 14 points in a 66-52 victory.[1]

College[edit]

Chris Lowe was the starting point guard for the UMass Minutemen. He led the Atlantic 10 in assists as a freshman in 2005-06, and earned a spot on the league's Rookie Team. As a junior, Lowe averaged 11.8 points and 6.3 assists a game. The 6.3 assists per game also led the A-10. As a senior, he was named a Preseason Atlantic 10 First Team Guard and Preseason All-Defensive Team. He started all of the team's 30 games during his senior season, and finished the year with an average of 12.4 points and 6.4 assists per game. Also named A-10's best passer-by The Sporting News.

Lowe left UMass as the school's all-time leader in assists, with 678 over his career, breaking Carl Smith's prior mark of 633. He also scored 1,152 points for the school in his four seasons.

On March 5, 2008, Lowe had the sixth triple-double in UMass history (his first) with 14 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds, in a 100-63 win over La Salle University.

Lowe graduated from UMass in May 2009.

Professional[edit]

Lowe joined the Springfield Armor in the NBA's Developmental League, on December 11, 2009.[1] Ironically, he replaced Craig Austrie on the roster. Lowe was recruited to UMass to replace Austrie, who had committed to play for UMass but then changed to UConn. The Armor released Lowe after 10 games with the club, during which he averaged 5.0 points and 2.4 assists per game.[2] Lowe was then signed by the D-League's Maine Red Claws, and played in 9 games for the club, averaging 2.7 points and 2.3 assists.[3] He was waived by Maine on January 31, 2010.

In November 2010, Lowe began playing in Lithuania for the Baltic Basketball League club Naglis-Adakris Palangos (Challenge Cup Group A).[4]

In July 2014, he signed with BSC Raiffeisen Panthers Fürstenfeld of Austria.[5] In July 2015, he signed with Xion Dukes Klosterneuburg, also from Austria.[6]

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