Kyle Lowry (born March 25, 1986 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American professional basketball player with the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association. He attended Cardinal Dougherty High School in Philadelphia where former Rocket Cuttino Mobley went. He was selected by the Grizzlies with the 24th pick in the 2006 NBA Draft. He declared for the draft after two seasons with Villanova University under coach Jay Wright.
On opening night against the New York Knicks with Damon Stoudamire leaving the game early due to injury, Lowry played for 28 minutes posting 6 points (1-4 from the field, 4-4 from the free throw line), 3 assists, 2 steals, a block, and 10 rebounds. However, his rookie season was ended after just 10 games due to a broken wrist suffered at Cleveland's Quicken Loans Arena on November 21, 2006. Eight days later he underwent successful surgery on it. He averaged 5.6 points per game, 3.10 rebounds per game, and 3.2 assists per game. The next season (2007-08), on December 7, 2007, Lowry registered 14 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists in 50 minutes in a 118-116 Grizzlies overtime loss to the New Orleans Hornets. At the NBA trade deadline on February 19, 2009, Lowry was traded by Memphis to the Houston Rockets in a 3-team deal involving the Orlando Magic.
On December 3, 2010, Lowry scored 28 points and career-tying 12 assists to go with his three rebounds and two steals in a 127-116 victory over the Memphis Grizzlies. On December 7, 2010, he again tied his career-high 12 assists, but this time to go with a career-high 6 steals against the Detroit Pistons. On December 17, 2010, Lowry set a new career-high 18 assists, to go along with 17 points and 5 steals in a 103-87 win over the Memphis Grizzlies.