Kyle Lowry is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Toronto Raptors of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Lowry played his high school basketball at Cardinal Dougherty High School as the point guard for the Cardinal Dougherty Cardinals. He decided to attend Villanova and play his college basketball for the Villanova Wildcats.
In his freshman season, Lowry averaged 7.5 points, 3.2 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game in 24 games and was named to the Big East All-Rookie team. As a sophomore, he averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game in 33 games and was named to the All-Big East Second Team as well as the First Team All-Big 5.
Lowry was drafted as the 24th overall pick in the 2006 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies. In 2009, Lowry was traded to the Houston Rockets in a three-team deal that also involved the Orlando Magic. In three seasons with the Rockets, he averaged 11.5 points, 5.6 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game to go along with 1.2 steals. In 2012, Lowry was traded to the Toronto Raptors. Lowry along with small forward DeMar DeRozan is credited with leading the Raptors to a playoff contending team over the years.
In the 2013-14 season, Lowry helped the Raptors win an Atlantic Division title for the first time in seven years. In the 2015-16 season, he helped the Raptors finish the season with the highest win total in franchise history with 56 wins. Lowry averaged 19.1 points, 6 assists and 4.7 rebounds along with 1.6 steals per game in the 2016 NBA Playoffs and played a key role in the Raptors reaching the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time.
In the 2016-17 season, he averaged a career-best 22.4 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.8 rebounds to go along with 1.5 steals per game. He is also a four-time NBA All-Star as a member of the Raptors and was voted as an Eastern Conference starter in 2015 and 2016. As part of the U.S. men's national team, Lowry won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.