BU Terrier basketball legend, Corey Lowe, has joined the Earn Ya Rep family as our Director of Basketball Operations. His success at both the collegiate and professional level has brought him a wealth of experience and knowledge, making him an incredibly valuable and qualified addition to our team.
Let's get to know more about Corey! Keep reading for an exclusive interview where he reveals more about his interests, accomplishments and basketball philosophy.
"To me, Earn Ya Rep means grinding and putting in the work behind the scenes, so that when it's time to showcase your talent, people leave the gym talking about you."
Tell us about yourself and when your basketball journey began.
"I grew up in Newton, MA and started playing basketball in the 3rd grade for a local league called NAA. I had an older brother who I was always trying to keep up with. We spent countless hours training and playing together in the backyard as kids. Those are my earliest memories of when my basketball journey began."
What was your favorite sport growing up?
"That's easy...FOOTBALL! I love football and played all throughout high school. I considered playing football in college instead of basketball. If I had been able to play both basketball and football in college I would have. Although football will always hold a dear place in my heart, basketball was also a sport I thoroughly enjoyed. My performance on the court in high school led to multiple D1 offers, and I knew continuing to grow my basketball career was the right decision."
What professional basketball players did you idolize growing up?
"My younger years of playing were during the early 2000s, so I loved Allen Iverson! I wore all of his shoes when I played. But as I got older, I began to model my game after Chauncy Billups. He had a larger stature for a point guard, but was still very smooth with his dribbling and movements. I was also on the taller side for a guard, so watching Billups play helped me learn how to use my size to my advantage."
When you were playing at Newton North High School, your team made some epic accomplishments. Tell us about that experience and how did it prepare you for the collegiate level?
"My playing days at Newton North were a wild time in life. A lot of kids dream about accomplishing the things that our team achieved during my four years there. We won two state championships back-to-back which was a pretty unreal experience for a high school aged kid. Our coach treated us like a college team and held us very accountable. We were always prepared which put us a step ahead of other teams. Playing for a team with that level of expectations and discipline definitely made my transition to college a little easier. However, I don't think you can necessarily prepare for everything at the college level. The speed of the game is so much faster and everyone around you is talented, so you sort of have to be thrown into it to know what it really feels like."
You had a record-breaking career at BU and left your mark on the league. What made you decide to attend BU? What is your fondest memory?
"My recruiting process was slightly complicated. I originally signed with Providence, but for various reasons I reassessed my situation and narrowed my list down to George Washington, Wichita State and BU. At the end of the day, I wanted to stay close to home and decided to attend BU.
I was fortunate to perform and accomplish all that I did at BU. I had great teammates who embraced my style of play and allowed me to be myself on the court. We all complemented each other well, and I attribute a lot of my success to that. What I remember most is that we were picked to finish 1st all four years that I was there, which is a testament to how strong our team was. The best we ever finished was 3rd, so I'll always feel like I have a sense of unfinished business haha."
What is your role at Earn Ya Rep?
"I am the Director of Basketball Operations. Anthony and I have known each other since a very young age. We were brought up through the Newton Public Schools together and were teammates for four years at Newton North. We've talked about joining forces for many years. We have a lot of history together, and a great dynamic to our relationship.
When Anthony decided to establish EYR, he asked me to come on board and oversee the operational side of our basketball training. My main focus is to build out our training curriculum which focuses heavily on fundamental skills with purposeful progression. It's been a lot of work defining our philosophy and creating a method that optimizes players' potential. We are excited to share it with young players out there to help them improve their game."
What does Earn Ya Rep mean to you?
"To me, Earn Ya Rep means grinding and putting in the work behind the scenes so that when it's time to showcase your talent, people leave the gym talking about you. Your hard work allows you to create a name for yourself that makes people nervous to play against you!"
What motivates you?
"My family! I have a wife, a 2 year old and a baby on the way. Everything I do is for them."
What's one piece of advice that you would give to young players?
"Follow your own path and listen to people you trust. A lot of people have good intentions, but only few can carry those out. And most importantly, work, work, work...!"
Thanks for reading! We hope you enjoyed learning about the mastermind behind our basketball training method.