Lowry Favors Two?

Kyle Lowry is all about winning. He was one of the biggest winners on the spring and summer AAU circuit and his successes are reflected in his level of recruitment. He says two are in pretty good shape with him.

At times, Kyle Lowry's Philly MJC team had just six players. You could look over and see a bench with just one sub on it. To say they were thin would be an understatement. Still, Lowry's bunch captured titles in Indiana and New York in the last few months.

"If you have six players who know how to play and know to win you can do what you want," Lowry said. "I love winning. Me, Shane, Rob, Delton, Antoine, all my teammates. We just talk about winning all the time. On the court, it's time for business and we got to get it done."

And get it done they did. They won Spiece and Three Stripes. Lowry preyed upon guys who might have been too tired or rested on their laurels. He just played the only way he knew how: he went right after them.

"It's a long summer when you go from Vegas and play in the Three Stripes, you can sense when guys don't have it and they don't have the enthusiasm for the game. At the end of the month, you're just tired."

Now, it's time to be a little selfish. It's time to secure a scholarship from the school of his choice. Currently, Connecticut, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Xavier and Kansas comprise the list. However, Lowry said he hasn't spoken to Kansas coach Bill Self in sometime and the situation with the Jayhawks isn't as clear as it is with his other choices.

Lowry said he doesn't have a leader but that's not to say a few programs haven't distinguished themselves. "Not really [a leader] but if I had to pick it would be Xavier or Syracuse. Xavier is a great place. I love the place and the campus. The staff is new but they've got it done the last three years."

And as for the ‘Cuse? "I just love the coaching staff. Mike Hopkins is a great recruiter. It's as simple as that. Jim Boeheim knows what to tell you."

Lowry will play at the Five-Star event this weekend and then work to set up his official visits.

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