SMU makes Lowe's top four

SMU makes Lowe's top four

Omar talked with 3-star SF Trey Lowe, who included SMU in his top four and is intrigued by the possibility of playing for Larry Brown.

Last night, class of 2015 small forward Trey Lowe cut his list of schools down to just four: SMU, St. Joseph’s, Temple, and VCU.

Lowe is a 6-foot-6, 175 pounder who is a member of Team Final in AAU and attends Ewing HS in New Jersey. Although the Mustangs were late to offer him, Lowe says he remains very intrigued by the possibility of playing for Larry Brown.

“I know they came on late, but it’s still a great school in my eyes,” Lowe said. “There’s a lot to like, and I’m obviously very interested since I kept them on my list. Now, I can start to really look at each school individually. I’ll probably make my decision and commit in September.”

Lowe is rated a three-star and the No. 30 small forward in his class on Scout. The Mustangs offered him as he was traveling to Las Vegas for a slew of recent AAU tournaments.

“As of right now, I like the SMU coaching staff,” Lowe said. “Larry Brown knows a lot about basketball and he is a good teacher. I have talked to him multiple times. He is the only SMU coach I have talked to, but I have a great relationship with him.”

Lowe’s conversations with Larry Brown are mostly about getting better as a player, but they have also talked about becoming a better person off the court. Lowe says it’s that kind of personal relationship and knowledge about basketball that makes Brown a Hall of Famer.

“It’s a blessing that he wants me over there,” Lowe said. “I couldn’t ask for any better coach. He is great. If I end up going there, he will teach me how to be a better basketball player and play the right way.”

Lowe says he doesn’t have any dates set up yet, but he will visit SMU, and his other finalists, very soon. Lowe also held offers from Drexel, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Hofstra, and more, but decided to narrow down to his list this week after weighing his options.

“Basically, I’m looking for a campus where I feel comfortable and safe. It doesn’t have to be close to home,” Lowe said. “The location or how far isn’t a factor, so that doesn’t matter. I just want a place where I feel safe on the basketball court and around campus. A good coaching staff is important too because it’s like a family.”

Lowe is a long, versatile wing player with a ton of upside. He has the size, length, and athleticism that allow him to play all over the backcourt and guard anybody.

“I’m very versatile and I can play multiple positions,” Lowe said. “I’m also very good at scoring and getting to the basket. I would say I’m a pretty good shooter and ball-handler, too.”

Lowe has been working out and going to a lot of camps this summer. He says experiences like the LeBron James Camp and Peach Jam have helped him improve his game a lot.

“My weakness is my defense,” he said. “I’m starting to work on that now and I have gotten a lot better at defending since last year. I’ll continue to grow and improve.”

Last season, Lowe averaged 28 points per game for Ewing and he hopes to win another state championship this season. In the mean time, SMU and his other finalists will just have to wait and see what he decides in September.

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