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Future Pitt Guard Jaland Lowe Shows Out in Front of Jeff Capel: ‘He’s a Consummate Teammate’



HOUSTON — The future of Pitt basketball is in good hands.

On Friday night, Pitt signee and Marshall High School (TX) star Jaland Lowe continued his super senior campaign with a 33-point outburst in a dominant win over Randle High School. His future head coach Jeff Capel was right there to watch him shine.

Jeff Capel watches Jaland Lowe play in Houston, Texas. Photo Via George Michalowski

The game was a blowout against a struggling Randle team, but Lowe did what he had to do. The smooth guard dished out six assists to his teammates, grabbed three rebounds, and had three steals in the win as well. Not only did he stuff the stat sheet, but he also wowed the crowd with his no-look passing ability and two deep threes that were at least three feet beyond the arch.

“I just go to the game now to watch and see what he does that I haven’t seen before,” Lowe’s head coach Ronnie Courtney told Pittsburgh Sports Now. “He’s always going to show me something I haven’t seen. The thing about him is that he plays the game the right way. He plays hard. All of the things that you think he wouldn’t be doing, he does those things. He’s my leading rebounder on this team. What he does, when I see what he does, it doesn’t amaze me just because I know what I’m going to get every night.”

Lowe’s shooting ability stands out: a smooth left-handed stroke. He isn’t afraid to launch from anywhere on the court. He is fast in transition and light on his feet. He adjusted to defenders all night and is quick enough to skip around bigger defenders to get to the hoop.

Perhaps most notably, Lowe’s demeanor on the floor was as calm as can be. His decision-making, communication, and facilitating skills all seem to come easy to him, which greatly benefitted his teammates all night.

“He’s a consummate teammate,” Courtney said. “He’s always encouraging the guys. Practices are like, I don’t think I have to run my practice. He [Lowe] can run my whole practice for me. The guys gravitate to him, listen to him, do whatever he says to do, because if you notice, on the floor he calls everything.I don’t have to say anything because they respect what he calls, and I respect what he calls. He’s that kind of player. He’s a leader, he’s not a follower, and he makes sure the guys are where they’re supposed to be during the game.”

Lowe’s skill level, basketball IQ, and mentality have him in good position to be a great player in the ACC down the road.

“I think his basketball IQ is going to carry him a long way,” Courtney continued. “He’s very coachable, and the fact that he can score at all three levels will be an asset for him. I know he’s going up to the ACC, but I still think he will be able to do some things in the ACC that you see him doing now.”

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Cignetti & Friends
Cignetti & Friends
1 year ago

So it appears after not having a real PG for his entire tenure. Capel will have two real PG’s on the team next year. If Dion Johnson doesn’t exit via the portal that is.
This Lowe kid looks good, awful skinny though. 140lbs. I was skinny and about the same height, but i was at least 165 or 170. Better put some weight on him or he’ll be physical’d like Burton does to his skinier counterparts.

Eric payne
Eric payne
1 year ago

I believe that Dior Johnson will be there and Carrington will make three.

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