Each spring, players across the country come from off of the radar to elevate their recruiting and status as a prospect. Based on the way he finished his junior season, Trey Lowe could be in position to be one of those spring risers.
A near 6-foot-6 wing from Ewing (N.J.) High, Lowe had a string of games in the upper 30s and low 40s to finish his high school season. Now, as he prepares to hit the road with Philadelphia based Team Final to play in the Nike EYBL, Lowe has been drawing rave reviews and feels good about where he's at with his game.
"I like to model my game after Kevin Durant; he's my favorite player," Lowe told Rivals.com. "I feel like I can play any position that the coach needs me to play. I can score and get to the basket and create a shot. I can also use my length on defense."
Having grown almost three inches since this time last year, Lowe feels like he can be a matchup problem on the offensive end. But he's not satisfied just yet and wants to be a complete player on both ends of the floor.
"Everybody's weakness should always be defense because you can always get better there and be stronger," said Lowe. "I mean you can work on every part of your game but I think my defense is where I need to work the most."
Though his name hasn't caught on nationally just yet, people in Jersey and Philly have been signing Lowe's praises. College coaches have also figured it out. He already has offers from the likes of Temple, Seton Hall, Rutgers, St. Joseph's, Drexel and Lafayette to go along with interest from Villanova. More recently, he has heard from Purdue, Creighton, Kansas, Ohio State and Georgetown.
"Coaches like my length and athleticism and because I can do a lot on the court you can't put me in one spot," said Lowe. "I can do a lot of things and coaches can do a lot. You can put me at the two and do a lot of things against shorter guys or move me to the three because I'm 6-foot-6 and I'm still growing."
Lowe has already been to the campuses of Temple, Seton Hall, St. Joe's and Drexel and plans to hit Villanova, VCU, Rutgers, Georgetown and Ohio State in the next month or so. He's currently open in his recruitment and is thinking late summer for cutting things down.
As for putting himself on the map, Lowe is focused on personal and team goals.
"I just want to come out of the weekend in Sacramento at 4-0 and gain some attention from college coaches," said Lowe. "The ultimate goal is to win the Peach Jam."
Eric Bossi is the national basketball recruiting analyst for Rivals.com. You can click here to follow him on Twitter.
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