Kyle Lowry is a professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He is American and as of April 2022, he plays for the Miami Heat.

He was previously with the Toronto Raptors and was on the team that won the 2019 NBA Championships. Other teams he has played for include the Memphis Grizzlies and the Houston Rockets. Since he was drafted into the NBA, he has been named an NBA All-Star six times from 2015 to 2020.

Player Profile and Personal Life

Kyle Terrell Lowry was born on March 25, 1986, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in the United States. He stands 183 cm and his weight was last listed as 89 kg. He plays point guard and he is a right-handed player.

Team Miami Heat Miami Heat
Position Point Guard
Height / weight 1.83 m / 89 kg
Born Mar 25, 1986
Nationality United States United States
Nickname The Bulldog
Team History
Miami Heat Miami Heat 2021 - present
Toronto Raptors Toronto Raptors 2012 - 2021
Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 2009 - 2012
Memphis Grizzlies Memphis Grizzlies 2006 - 2009

He was born to parents Lonnie Lowry Sr. and Marie Holloway. He also has a brother, Lonnie Lowry, Jr., to whom Lowry attributes his successes to. Lowry is married to his high school girlfriend Ayahna Cornish. She also played collegiate basketball but stopped after an ACL injury when she was a junior. The couple has two sons.

Career

He went to Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After graduating, he was admitted to Villanova University. During the 2006 NBA draft, he was chosen by Memphis Grizzlies in the 1st round. He was the 24th pick and overall 24th pick.

In his first season in 2006-07, he gathered just 56 points, but in the second season in 2007-08, he amassed 791 points. He also had 296 assists, 250 rebounds, and 185 personal fouls. His field goal percentage was 0.432, 3-point field goal percentage was 0.257 and free throw percentage was 0.698.

Lowry appeared in 109 games during which his playing minutes were 2639. His field goal percentage was 0.423 as there were 710 field goal attempts and 300 field goals. The number of 3-point field goal attempts was 168 and the number of 3-point field goals was 46, hence the 3-point field goal percentage was 0.274.

He made 418 free throw attempts out of which there were 307 free throws and the corresponding free throw percentage was 0.734. He accrued 385 assists, 316 rebounds, 953 points, and 241 personal fouls.

In 2009, Lowry was traded to the Houston Rockets. It was not until the 2010 to 2011 Season when Lowry started to have a solid status in the team. He recorded his first triple-double in March 2011. He was averaging 19.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 7.5 assists.

Lowry was traded to the Toronto Raptors in July 2012. The Raptors became the number 1 seed in the Eastern Conference again in 2014. He recorded his 7th career triple-double and the Raptors had a franchise-best record. At the start of the 2015 to 2016 Season, Lowry had performance issues due to his injuries. His shooting improved and he helped boost the team to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in the history of the Raptors. They lost to the Cleveland Cavaliers in game 6 of the series.

During the 2016 to 2017 Season, Lowry became the leader in three-pointers in Raptors history. He also recorded his ninth career triple-double. Despite his high shooting performance for the season, he still suffered from injuries.

He signed with the Toronto Raptors again in July 2017. Lowry recorded his tenth triple-double and had career-high statistics well into the play-offs. While the Raptors won against the Washington Wizards in the first round, they were eventually beaten by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the second round.

The following season was the biggest for the Raptors in their history with the NBA. Not only did they make it to the finals but they ended up winning the championship for the 2018-2019 season. This was their first win in the franchise’s history. In October of that year, the Raptors signed Lowry to a contract extension.

In August 2021, they traded Lowry to the Miami Heat via a sign-and-trade exchange that gave the raptors Precious Achiuwa and Goran Dragic.

Career Highlights:

  • 2019 - NBA champion
  • 2015–2020 - NBA All-Star
  • 2016 - All-NBA Third Team
  • 2006 - Second-team All-Big East
  • 2005 - Big East All-Freshman Team
  • No. 1 retired by Villanova Wildcats

Medal Record, Representing the United States of America

  • Gold - 2016 Rio de Janeiro SummerOlympics, Men’s Basketball

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