NBA Champion: Toronto Raptors
Career Highlights: A five-time NBA All-Star point guard for the Toronto Raptors, Kyle Lowry was instrumental in leading the Raptors to victory in the 2019 NBA Finals. Lowry’s tenacious playing style helped the team to a franchise record 59 wins in 2018 and the number one seed in the midst of six straight trips to the Playoffs. A 14-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.