In truth, hunger has nothing to do with it. Low is just one more cutup on a team full of cutups.
"I can make fun of everybody," says Low when asked who is the bigger oddball -- him or backcourt mate Taylor Rochestie. "He's pretty 'out there', too."
Given the distance Low runs during a game -- watch him today when you get a chance, he's constantly in motion -- it's no wonder he can't be loaded down with real food before a game.
"I really don't eat on gamedays for some reason. I know some say that's bad because you have to have energy. But I don't want to eat something that will slow me down or will give me a sore stomach," said Low.
AGAINST WINTHROP TODAY (tip-off at 4:20 pm Pacific Time), Low could expend even more energy than usual making the sharp cuts off screens that will be needed to get free of the Eagles' swift guards. On defense, against the smaller Eagles, Low will be key to the defensive traps and ball pressure that WSU figures to employ.
Looking to next year, when he and Kyle Weaver are -- according to draft projection sites -- in the NBA, Low sees the Cougar backcourt in very good hands with Rochestie, Thomas Abercrombie and Abe Lodwick.
Lodwick is redshirting this season and Abercrombie, a second-year freshman, has played minimally.
"I think Abe will come into his own soon. The fact is, he beats up on the starting team a lot because he has that green light where he can come off screens and shoot, and go one-on-one a lot. I think that gives him a lot of confidence and he's looked good in practice. And it will be all about just transferring that to game mode," said Low.
That's on offense. What about Lodwick's defense?
"He's going to have to work on that. And I can be honest (with him) and he's not strong enough yet. But neither were any of us when we came in our first year as freshmen. And I can guarantee that he'll get stronger and get his lateral (movement) shaped up," said Low.
As for Abercrombie, Cougar fans have mostly gotten a look at him from an offensive point of view. He has a silky smooth jumper but Low says that defensively, Abercrombie has the chance to be special.
"Thomas is real athletic and he's a real good shotblocker -- I think he can be the Ivory Clark type that we missed this year," said Low. "I haven't seen as much of the freshmen that are going to come in next season but they all seem (solid)."
Low, who verballed to Washington State without having ever set foot on the campus, said after his playing days are done, his perfect scenario would be returning to his native Hawaii and doing a whole lot of nothing.
"I just want to go back home and be a beach bum. I'd go live in Hawaii and go to the beach every day," said Low.