The professional American basketball player Kyle Terrell Lowry plays for the Miami Heat as a point guard in the NBA. Lowry entered the National Basketball Association in 2006 when the Memphis Grizzlies drafted him in the 2006 NBA draft. The 37-year-old basketball player also played for Houston Rockets and Toronto Raptors after appearing in three seasons for the Grizzlies. The NBA champion became NBA All-Star multiple times and an All-NBA Third-Team member in 2016. Before appearing in the NBA league, Kyle played high school and college basketball. He was a part of the U.S. men’s national team as well which won the gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.
Kyle Lowry Early Life
Kyle Lowry was born (March 25, 1986) and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He belongs to a Christian family, including his parents and an older brother, Lonnie Lowry Junior. Kyle’s brother is 5 years older than him.
Kyle’s father, Lonnie Lowry Sr., left the family and started living 10 minutes away from the family’s home. Kyle Lowry was then only 7. His mother, Marie Holloway, looked up and raised both brothers on her own. She managed two jobs at the Internal Revenue Service & U.S. Post Office. Apart from her mother, his grandmother also worked at Dunkin Donuts to support the family.
Kyle Lowry was attracted to the sport of basketball because of his older brother. They together played the game that helped Kyle to develop skills at an early age. His mother also used to buy sporting equipment for him rather than toys. Earlier, Kyle Lowry also took an interest in baseball but his brother shifted his mindset to basketball. Before playing college basketball from 2004 to 2006, Kyle also played basketball at the high school level.
Kyle Lowry NBA Journey
The 2006 NBA draft brought the occasion for Kyle Lowry to enter the NBA league. He was selected by the Memphis Grizzlies with the 24th overall pick. He played only 10 games as a rookie and suffered a wrist injury in November 2006 in a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Later, Kyle returned for the 2007-08 season and participated in all 82 games for his team. After spending three seasons with the Grizzlies, Lowry was traded to the Houston Rockets in February 2019. It was a three-team deal that also involved the Memphis Grizzlies and Orlando Magic.
Kyle served as a backup point guard to Aaron Brooks in 2009-10. He posted a career-high 26 points, 6 rebounds and 10 assists on December 18, 2009 in a game against the Dallas Mavericks. Upon his contract expiration in June 2010, he signed an offer sheet worth USD 23.5 million with the Cleveland Cavaliers for four years. However, the Rockets matched Kyle’s offer quickly to retain him.
In the 2010-11 season, Kyle Lowry logged his career-high 28 points on December 3 in a victory against the Memphis Grizzlies. Kyle posted another career-high 36 points in a losing game against the Philadelphia 76ers on February 16. He also secured a career-high 7 three-pointers along with 32 points against the Phoenix Suns on March 8.
In July 2012, Kyle Lowry joined the Toronto Raptors and averaged 23 points and 7 assists during the first three games with the new franchise. In the 2014-15 season, Lowry continued with his strong performance to make his team a top seed in the Eastern Conference. He recorded his career-high 39 points in a game against the Utah Jazz on December 3. Lowry became the NBA All-Star for the first time on February 5, 2015. He logged his 7th career triple-double with 20 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists in a win over the Indiana Pacers on March 16, 2015.
Kyle Lowry tasted his first NBA championship victory in the 2018-19 season. He scored a season-high 35 points in an overtime loss to the Detroit Pistons. Kyle signed a one-year contract extension for USD 31 million in October 2019. He scored a season-high 36 points in a game against the Milwaukee Bucks on November 2, 2019. The Miami Heat acquired Lowry in August 2021 and he secured his first (overall 19th) triple-double with the team in a win over the Utah Jazz on November 6, 2021.
Kyle Lowry Education
Kyle Lowry attended Cardinal Dougherty High School based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, his hometown. As a point guard, Kyle represented his high school basketball team. Also, he was listed as the No. 6 point guard and the No. 28 player in 2004 in the United States, considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com. In 2004, Kyle Lowry joined Villanova University and was named to the Big East All-Rookie team in his freshman season. Lowry averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2 assists each game in 24 games. Similarly, he averaged 11 points, 4.3 rebounds and 3.7 assists per game in 33 games in his sophomore season. Kyle was also named to the All-Big East Second Team and First Team All-Big 5.
Kyle Lowry Championship
Kyle Lowry has been playing in the National Basketball Association since 2006. Throughout his around 18-year-long career, he won the NBA championship a single time. He logged the achievement in 2019 when he was playing for the Toronto Raptors.
Kyle Lowry Awards and Achievements
|NBA All-Star||2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020|
|All-NBA Third Team||2016|
|Second-Team All-Big East||2006|
|Big East All-Freshman Team||2005|
Kyle Lowry Net Worth
According to caknowledge and many other online sources, the net worth of Kyle Lowry is estimated to be around USD 110 million in 2013. He is one of the highest-paid players in the NBA league. His net worth was approximately USD 66 million in 2018 which grew to USD 98 million in 2022. He earns good income from brand endorsements and other sources apart from his professional NBA career.
Kyle Lowry Contract
Kyle Lowry signed a multi-year contract with the Memphis Grizzlies to start his journey in the NBA. After playing three seasons with the Grizzlies, he moved to the Houston Rockets in 2019 under a multi-year deal again. Meanwhile, he also signed an offer sheet with the Cleveland Cavaliers worth USD 23.5 million for four years. In July 2012, Kyle joined the Toronto Raptors with a new contract for several years. Lowry re-signed with the Raptors in July 2014 under a four-year deal worth USD 48 million. He re-signed again with the franchise in 2017 with a three-year deal worth USD 100 million. In October 2019, Kyle Lowry signed a one-year extension with the Raptors for USD 31 million. In August 2021, Kyle signed his latest contract in the NBA with the Miami Heat.
Kyle Lowry Family
Apart from his parents, Marie Holloway and Lonnie Lowry Sr., Kyle has an older brother, Lonnie Lowry Jr. in the family. The Christian family is based in Philadelphia. Kyle Lowry belongs to the Afro-American ethnicity. As per his marital life, he is married to Ayahna Cornish Lowry, his high school sweetheart. Together, the couple has two sons, Karter and Kameron.
Kyle Lowry Girlfriend
The former basketball player Ayahna Cornish is the girlfriend of Kyle Lowry. Both studied together at Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia. They have been dating each other since high school and enjoyed a lovely time together even before marriage. After dating each other for over 12 years, Kyle Lowry and Ayahna Cornish tied the knot in 2014. The 1985-born Ayahna became the Best Offensive Player for two consecutive seasons at the university level. Unfortunately, an ACL injury stopped her career only in his junior season at the college.
Kyle Lowry Dad
Kyle Lowry’s father, Lonnie Lowry Sr., separated from his family when Kyle was only seven years old. He lived only a 10-minute away from his family’s home. No more information is available about his father on the web.
Kyle Lowry Shoe
Being a fan of Adidas, Kyle Lowry wore Adidas shoes for a long time. He started his career with Adidas but shifted to the Chinese brand Peak for a shorter time. Later, Kyle returned to Adidas and was awarded some stylish player editions. He was seen wearing Adidas Agent Gil Restomod, Adidas Harden Vol. 3 and Adidas Harden Vol. 4 several times. Kyle Lowry is also remembered for a shoe-related incident that happened in 2014. He tossed the shoes to a Raptors fan that were stolen by a Bulls fan. Kyle gave a new pair of shoes to a fan in Toronto