High praise for Low
The former Iolani standout is ranked among the nation's top college seniors
PULLMAN, Wash. » The national media is high on Low.
Derrick Low, that is.
Low, the former Iolani basketball standout, is attracting all sorts of attention as he prepares for his senior season at Washington State.
» Height: 6-foot-2
» Weight: 196 pounds
» Position: Guard
» Class: Senior
» High school: Iolani
» College: Washington State
SI.com, the Web affiliate of Sports Illustrated magazine, ranks Low the fifth-best senior in the country. Athlon magazine named Low and backcourt partner Kyle Weaver (SI.com's sixth-best senior) preseason honorable mention All-Americans.
Lindy's magazine ranks Washington State's backcourt second only to North Carolina's. SI.com rates the Cougar backcourt fourth.
Low and Weaver made the All-Pac-10 team last year after leading the Cougars to second place in the conference and the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Most of WSU's top players return from a 26-8 team, and the Cougars are a consensus top-10 preseason pick.
Low, a 6-foot-2 shooting guard, led WSU's balanced offense with 13.7 points per game last season. He shot 40 percent from 3-point range, played strong defense and was charged with just 46 turnovers in 34 games.
Some media outlets rank Low among the nation's best college point guards. However, Weaver is set to start at the point at WSU for the second straight year, after Low started at point guard his first two years in college.
Low played at the point and Weaver spent most of his time on the wing when the two played for the U.S. entry in the Pan American Games this past summer.
Derrick Low's averages during his three seasons at Washington State:
Source: Washington State