Low Inks Deal with Sydney Spirit

July 28, 2008

PULLMAN, Wash. - Former Washington State University men's basketball standout Derrick Low will continue his basketball career at the professional level after signing a one-season contract with the Sydney Spirit out of Australia's National Basketball League Saturday.

'I'm really excited to go and play in Australia,' Low said. 'I think it's a good place for me to start my career. I look forward to improving my game Down Under and getting another chance at the NBA next summer.'

A four-year starter for the Cougars from 2004-08, Low represented the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City. In four games in Las Vegas, Low averaged 1.8 points and just under one assist per game in 5.5 minutes per outing.

Low, a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, became the 28th Cougar to reach the 1,000-point milestone with 15 points against Oregon State Jan. 17, 2008, and ranks 11th in the WSU career record books with 1,288 points. He ranks on WSU's all-time in 10 other categories including 3-point field goals made (fourth, 220) and free throw percentage (sixth, .800). As a senior Low set the WSU single-season record with 92 3-pointers made.

Previously known as the West Sydney Razorbacks, the Sydney Spirit is one of 11 teams in the NBL, which is scheduled to kick off its regular season in late September.

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