Trey Lowe has always been a star. In his high school days, he played varsity basketball during each year. He reached the unthinkable 2,000 points. He finished with 2,492 points, the second highest total in Mercer County High School history. He also became the highest total scorer in Colonial Valley Conference history. And Lowe even averaged an absurd 32.2 points per game in the 2014 New Jersey state tournament, which turned the heads of many colleges. Luckily, North Philly will welcome Lowe into their community this fall when he starts as a freshman at the University of Temple.
Lowe is used to winning. In 3 of his 4 years on varsity, he went to the state championship. He won one of those and has brought instant success to Ewing High School in central New Jersey.
The high school standout will be a fantastic addition for the Owls, who lose leading scorer and leader Will Cummings. The New Jersey native will bring scoring and a winning attitude to a team that needs such. Lowe also has the size to compete with the big boys, as he is 6’5’’. He will be effective and have an immediate impact on a team that could use another playmaking guard. Lowe will join AAU teammate Levan “Shizz” Alston and Ernest Aflakpui in the Owls' 2015 recruiting class.
The Empire caught up with Lowe.
Benjamin Simon: How would you describe your high school career?
Trey Lowe: I would describe my career as very exciting from freshmen year to senior year. I excelled in different parts of my game, trying to it the best it can be. My family was there the whole entire way, helping me get through the good and bad times.
B: What were you proud of?
T: I was proud of gaining my accomplishments and being able to make the state championship 3 out of my 4 years [on varsity] and receiving 1 state championship ring.
B: How would you describe your game?
T: My game is very multi-dimensional. I can play anywhere from the 1 to the 3, post up, and play anywhere on the court. I use my size very well and create mismatches.
B: What do you plan to improve on over the offseason?
T: Over the offseason I plan to gain more weight and improve my footwork and defense, so I can be more explosive and quick, [along with] keeping my mechanics correct.
B: What are your expectations for your freshman year?
T: For my freshmen year, I expect to help my team out in anyway possible and make it to the big dance.
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