NBA All-Star: Toronto Raptors
Career Highlights: A five-time NBA All-Star point guard for the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry has been instrumental in leading the Raptors to the NBA Playoffs the past five years. Lowry’s tenacious playing style helped the team last season to a franchise record 59 wins and the first seed in the Eastern Conference, a first in franchise history. They also secured their fourth division title in five years. A 13-year NBA veteran, Lowry was selected out of Villanova by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2006 NBA Draft. He spent three seasons in Memphis, three years in Houston before being traded to the Raptors in 2012. During his second season with the Raptors, the team won an Atlantic Division title and reached the playoffs for the first time in seven years. In 2015-16, the team reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time. Throughout his career, Lowry has averaged 14.4 points, 5.9 assists, 4.2 rebounds, and 1.1 steals per game. His five NBA All-Star nods have come in the past five seasons, and he was named to the All-NBA Third Team in 2016. Lowry also won a gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics as a member of the U.S. men’s national team.