More In The Mix With Lowry

Few prospects have seen their college list undergo the kind of changes that Kyle Lowry has dealt with in terms of his school choices. While others are narrowing their focus, Lowry continues to revamp his list.

When Syracuse and Xavier added Josh Wright and Churchill Odia, respectively, it changed the recruitment of Kyle Lowry. The fiery Philly point guard out of Cardinal Dougherty very much liked those programs.

However, he wasn't ready to decide. He's still not as more and more schools enter the picture. Despite missing out on the Musketeers and Orangemen, Lowry won't just pick a school unless he's comfortable.

"When the school comes [to mind], it'll come," Lowry said Sunday night.

Lately, a number of schools have been planting seeds in his mind. Two new programs showed interest last week and that interest leads to a few schools visits this week.

For starters, Arkansas is coming to see him on Monday. After missing out of Jason Horton but still holding the pieces of a stellar recruiting class, Arkansas remains the market for a point man.

Its common knowledge that North Carolina is trying to plug a potential gap at the position should Raymond Felton bolt after the year. Shaun Livingston is the top candidate for the slot with Quentin Thomas' naming also in the running, but backup targets are few and far between.

On Wednesday or Thursday, a UNC staffer will be at Lowry's high school for a visit. Still, the UNC relationship couldn't be more in the infancy stages. "I really haven't talked to them but they're calling my high school coach."

Villanova, Pittsburgh and Connecticut remain in the hunt. UConn has a number of guard targets but Lowry visits the schools on Oct. 4. Villanova could get a visit and Pittsburgh is very likely to get one though no date has been set. Right now, Lowry says nobody leads.

"I want a place where I can go play right away and a good coach to play for."

Shouldn't be a problem for the nation's No. 30 ranked player and one of the elite PGs in the nation.


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