Lowe Back on Board

Newton North (Mass.) senior combo guard Corey Lowe, who has teamed with Wake Forest-bound Anthony Gurley to win two straight state titles, is back on the board after being released from his letter-of-intent with Providence.

Corey Lowe is back on the board.

The Newton North (Mass.) High 6-foot-1 combo guard, who inked with Providence in the early signing period, was released from his letter-of-intent on Monday and is free to sign with another school – without any penalty.

Lowe averaged 18.5 points and seven assists per game in teaming with Wake Forest-bound shooting guard Anthony Gurley. The duo won their second straight state crown this past season.

One of the reasons for the mutual decision to go their separate ways is because the Friars signed a pair of shooting guards in the same class.

"The coaching staff and me were heading in different directions," Lowe said. "We had different plans and it was best for me to get out of the letter-of-intent."

Lowe said that A-10 schools such as UMass, Rhode Island, Boston University and Duquesne have already inquired, but he's in no hurry to decide. Especially because he has a cast on his right hand from an injury he suffered in February.

``Everything happens for a reason," said Lowe's mother, Adrienne. "We don't know what the reason is just yet, but the future will tell. Corey's just keeping his options open right now."

One of those options is prep school. Lowe said he plans to take a visit this week to Brewster Academy (N.H.).

"I don't want to rush into a decision," he said. "I'll either wait until the summer and choose a school or go to prep school and see what happens."

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