Chris Lowe
DOB: July 17, 1987
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at UMass

Chris Lowe - 2008/09
Guard, 2005-09, #14
6' 0", 160, Mount Vernon, NY / Mount Vernon

* Record current as of 2008-09 season.

Senior year (2008-09) achievements:


Senior year (2008-09) pre-season report from Head Coach Derek Kellogg: "I'm excited that our backcourt is our returning starting backcourt. Chris Lowe has been fantastic with his leadership throughout the pre-season. Watching game film of him last year we're expecting an electric, speedy point guard with great leadership qualities, who you know, as he goes is kind of how our team is going to go. We have a lot of pressure on him to have an unbelievable season. I'm counting on him to be a senior leader, to put the team on his back and get the guys to play at a high, fast, exciting pace. He is going to be the guy that's going to make this team go."

Chris Lowe - 2007/08
Junior year (2007-08) achievements:


Junior year (2007-08) pre-season report from Head Coach Travis Ford: "Chris Lowe is what I think is the best point guard in the league. I am very impressed with his leadership in the preseason. He worked very hard over the summer. I like the progress that he has made from year-to-year. Hopefully he doesn't embrace success and will continue the uphill climb that he's got. But Chris Lowe has the chance to be one of the best players in the league if he continues with the mindset that he's had for the past six months. I really like that Chris Lowe is not afraid to take the big shot, which he did for us several times last year. He has good court vision. He came through one of the best high school programs in America so so that prepared him for what it would be like at this level."

Chris Lowe - 2006/07
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2006-07: Named Atlantic 10's Preseason "Best Passer" by Street & Smith's ... Starting point guard in 19 of the last 20 games (didn't start on Senior Night). UMass was 14-5 in those games. Overall, averaged 25.1 minutes, in 32 total games with 21 total starts ... Averaged 7.0 points and 4.2 assists, third in the A-10. Fourth in league in assist-to-turnover ratio 1.84-to-1 ... In A-10 games, averaged 7.9 points and 5.13 assists, second among players in conference games ... Also second in league in best assist-to-turnover ratio in conference games at 2.83-to-1 per game ... In NIT Second Round, had eight points, five assists and three steals at West Virginia (3/15) ... Game-winning runner in lane with 1.6 seconds left to lift UMass to NIT First Round win over Alabama (3/13) on ESPN. Play was No. 3 Play of the Day. Tied career-high with 19 points, making career-best eight field goals along with career-best five steals ... Fifth game of the season with double-figures, scoring 11 points in A-10 Tournament First Round vs. Saint Louis (3/8) ... Made play of the game as he stole the ball from D.J. Rivera with 3:17 left and had a lay-up-and-free throw to give UMass the lead they would never give up as the Minutemen clinched the A-10 regular-season title at Saint Joseph's (3/3), finished with eight points ... Posted season-high eight assists along with four points vs. La Salle (2/28) ... Tallied nine points including a key 3-pointer with 3:30 left to give UMass a three-point lead vs. Saint Louis (2/24) ... Driving swooping under-handed lay-up was the No. 2 Play of the Day on ESPN SportsCenter as well as ESPN's Call of the Day on Feb. 15, 2007 ... In return to his home area at Fordham (2/15), had seven points, five assists and five rebounds including that sensational play ... Had eight points, six assists, six rebounds and just one turnover vs. Rhode Island (2/8) ... Scored career-high 19 points vs. Richmond (2/3), as he made career-best 11-of-12 free throws ... Played great defense at Charlotte (1/28) as he helped limit 49ers to season-low 3-point field goals made and attempted. Also had six points and four assists with zero turnovers ... Nine points, seven assists and three steals at Rhode Island (1/24) ... Tied career-high in points for the second time in five games with 14 points vs. Duquesne (1/21) had six assists in the win ... Despite not scoring at Xavier (1/18), handed out seven assists, grabbed six rebounds and had just one turnover ... Nine points, six assists against Temple (1/13) ... Tallied seven points and handed out seven assists vs. George Washington (1/10) ... In season-best 34 minutes at La Salle (1/6), tied his career-high with 14 points and handed out season-best six assists along with career-high tying three steals ... Drew second start vs. Yale (12/28) and played just 16 minutes with first-half foul trouble, did hand our team-best five assists ... In 25 minutes at Kentucky (12/22) scored nine points, handed out team-best four assists and had career-high three steals ... Played 26 minutes and helped UMass down the stretch with eight points at Louisville (12/13). Had a key fast-break coast-to-coast drive and hoop to put UMass ahead 57-53 late in game ... Made his first start of the season versus Central Connecticut State (12/9) ... Posted a season-high six assists while committing just two turnovers in win at Boston University (12/6) ... Fourth-career game in double-figures with 10 points including 5-of-6 from the foul line at Jacksonville State (11/25) ... Netted six points vs. St. Francis, N.Y. (11/22) ... Six points and three assists at No. 4/5 Pittsburgh (11/18) ... Played 24 minutes, scored four points and handed our four assists vs. Oakland (11/17) in season debut.

Chris Lowe - 2005/06
Freshman year (2005-06) achievements:


Breaking onto the scene (12/6/2005)
Guard happy at UMass (10/20/2005)

Freshman year (2005-06) pre-season report from Head Coach Travis Ford: "Chris is going to be put in a tough situation, he is going to come in and be the only true point guard on our basketball team and he is going to be expected to play. He's coming through one of the best high school programs in America so I think that is going to prepare him. He's got to continue to work on his jump shot but his number one role on our basketball team is to make everyone else better around him and be a leader out on the basketball court."

BEFORE UMASS: First recruit for Travis Ford at UMass, signing with the Minutemen in April 2005 ... Starred at Mount Vernon High School in New York where he was a two-year starter for the Knights ... As a senior, averaged 12.9 points and 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals per game ... Named to Westchester County's Section I First Team, All-Conference ... Honored as a Second Team Journal News All-Star ... The Knights finished 20-4 in 2005 falling in the Class AA Championship game ... Led the Bob Cimmino-coached squad to the New York State Class AA Federation Championship and the Class AA New York State Public Title in 2004 with a 27-3 record ... The Knights were ranked No. 7 nationally in USA Today's Super 25 Final Rankings ... In the championship game, Lowe made a name for himself with tenacious defense holding future NBA first-round draft pick and then-Lincoln High School point guard Sebastian Telfair to a season-low 14 points in a 66-52 victory ... As a junior, he was named honorable mention by the Journal News ... In addition to his scholastic play, was a standout for the famed AAU New York Panthers ... Also named one of the top point guards at the Reebok ABCD Camp in 2004 ... Mount Vernon has produced many college and NBA stars including most recently Ben Gordon of the Chicago Bulls, who led UConn to the 2004 National Championship and former UMass star Donald Russell (1981-85).

PERSONAL: Christopher Charles Lowe Jr. ... Born on July 17, 1987 ... Son of Christopher Lowe Sr. and Sonya Griffin ... Brother of Brianna Cromartie ... Undeclared major...Shoe size 11.5.

CAREER HONORS
2008-09 ATLANTIC 10 HONORABLE MENTION TEAM
ESPN SportsCenter No. 1 Play of Day (Mar. 7, 2009)
ESPN SportsCenter No. 10 Play of Week (Mar 1-7, 2009)
2008-09 Atlantic 10 Preseason First Team
2008-09 Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Defensive Team
2008-09 Lindy's Preseason First Team
2008-09 Sporting News Atlantic 10 "Best Passer"
Atlantic 10 Co-Player of Week (Feb. 24, 2008)
UMass Athlete of Week (Jan. 7, 2008)
ESPN SportsCenter No. 3 Play of Day (Jan. 2, 2008)
ESPN SportsCenter No. 3 Play of the Day (Mar. 13, 2007)
ESPN SportsCenter No. 2 Play of the Day (Feb. 15, 2007)
ESPN Call of the Day (Feb. 15, 2007)
2006-07 A-10 Preseason Best Passer by Street & Smith's
2005-06 Atlantic 10 Rookie Team
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (Jan. 22, 2006)
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (Dec. 25, 2005)
2005-06 Preseason Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team


Lowe's Career Highs

Points23 - vs Duquesne (3/11/09)
23 - vs Rhode Island (2/7/08)
23 - vs Marist (12/8/07)
Field Goals10 - at St. Louis (1/14/09)
Field Goals Att.17 - at La Salle (3/1/09)
3-Point FG2 - 11 times, last vs Duquesne (3/11/09)
3-Point FG Att.7 - at La Salle (1/29/06)
Free Throws11 - vs Richmond (2/3/07)
Free Throw Att.13 - vs Richmond (2/4/09)
Rebounds10 - vs La Salle (3/5/08)
Assists14 - vs La Salle (3/5/08)
Blocks1 - 16 times, last at La Salle (3/1/09)
Steals5 - vs Alabama (3/13/07)
Minutes42 - vs Alabama (3/13/07)

Double-Figure Scoring: 51 times, last vs Duquesne (3/11/09)
20-plus points: 6 times, last vs Duquesne (3/11/09)
10-plus assists: 14 times, last vs Duquesne (2/25/09)
5-plus assists: 74 times, last at Rhode Island (3/7/09)
5-plus rebounds: 20 times, last vs Richmond (2/4/09)
Double-Doubles: 7 times, last vs Duquesne (2/25/09)
Triple-Doubles: once, vs La Salle (3/5/08)

Career Statistics
  Total 3-Pointers   Rebounds  
Season GP GS Min Avg FG FGA % FG FGA % FT FTA % Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A Avg TO A:TO Blk St Pts Avg
2005-06 28 15 868 31.0 47 134 .351 5 18 .278 55 80 .688 13 66 79 2.8 75 3 137 4.9 90 1.52 4 18 154 5.5
2006-07 32 21 803 25.1 73 174 .420 16 46 .348 63 92 .685 12 63 75 2.3 65 0 134 4.2 73 1.84 5 34 225 7.0
2007-08 34 33 1120 32.9 142 328 .433 21 61 .344 95 140 .679 31 81 112 3.3 70 1 214 6.3 99 2.16 5 57 400 11.8
2008-09 30 30 912 30.4 137 312 .439 18 54 .333 81 115 .704 17 70 87 2.9 86 4 193 6.4 121 1.60 2 23 373 12.4
Career 124 99 3703 29.9 399 948 .421 60 179 .335 294 427 .689 73 280 353 2.8 296 8 678 5.5 383 1.77 16 132 1152 9.3

A FEW MINUTES WITH C-LOWE
Full name: Chris Charles Lowe
Nickname: C-Lowe
Major: Sociology
Favorite Sports Movie: He Got Game
Favorite Musical Artist: Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Jadakiss
Best Concert I Ever Attended: Block Concert by Jay-Z
Favorite TV Show: Fresh Prince
Favorite Web Site: Facebook
Favorite Sports Broadcaster: Stephen A. Smith
Favorite Pro Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys
Favorite Athletes: Chris Paul, T. Ford
Childhood Idol: Isiah Thomas
Hobbies: Making jokes, chilling with my boys
Teams I'd Like to See Added to the Schedule: Arizona, UConn
Best Player I Ever Played With: Ben Gordon
Best Player I Ever Faced: George Hill
Toughest Place I Ever Played: University of Kentucky
Magazine Cover I'd Like to Be On: Fortune 500
My Biggest Fear: Death
Most Famous Person Ever Met: Jay-Z
Place I'd Like to Visit: Africa
Person I'd Like to Have Dinner With: Beyonce
Best Part About Living in Amherst: Teammates
My First Memory of Basketball: Learning how to play with my dad
I Wear My Jersey Number Because: It's me
My Most Memorable Moment in College Athletics: Hitting the game winning shot vs. Alabama
If I Didn't Play College Basketball I Would Play: Football
Who Had the Greatest Impact on My Life: My great grandma
My Most Prized Possession: State Championship and Atlantic-10 ring
Pre-Game Rituals: Pray and listen to music
Best Advice From a Coach: "Shoot it young fella"
Most People Don't Know This But: I like to cuddle
One Thing I Wish I Were Better At: Shooting
My Best Non-Athletic Talent: Writing
If I Had $1 Billion Dollars I Would: Give to my mom, dad, great grandma, and pops


post-UMass

Maine Red Claws, NBDL, 2010-
Signed with the club in January 2010.
Lowe's page on the NBDL site.

Springfield Armor, NBDL, 2009-10
Played in 10 games with Springfield. Averages: 5.0 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 turnovers.
Best game was a 10 point / 6 rebound / 5 assist performance on 12/18/2009.

Reno Bighorns, NBDL, 2009
Selected by Reno in the 3rd round of the 2009 NBDL draft, but was released prior to the start of the season.


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