Weddington Basketball Seeks State Title Behind Star Junior Chase Lowe
MATTHEWS, N.C. — Since he was three years old you could find a basketball in Chase Lowe’s hands, but excelling on the hardcourt wasn’t always the only sport in the plans.
“He used to play tennis, he used to be a solo sport type of guy,” said Chase’s mother Joy Lowe. “As soon as he discovered basketball that was it. He thrives with team play and playing with his friends, he loves that.”
The camaraderie of a team sport like basketball stuck with Chase and by the time he hit middle school it was pretty apparent that he picked the right sport.
“Around 6th and 7th grade he started to develop the ability to read things very quickly and make the right decision,” said Chase’s father Carl Lowe Jr.
Chase has started on varsity since his freshman year and always puts team goals ahead of personal stats and success.
“He’s a walking triple double,” said Weddington head coach Gary Ellington. “He is willing to sacrifice points per game to make sure that we are a better basketball team.” “And he’s willing to do whatever it takes to make sure that we’re the best basketball team that we can be.”
And Weddington is good. Undefeated in the regular season, and preparing to play in the 3A State Championship semi finals on Tuesday. Chase was named the Southern Carolina Conference player of the year for the second straight year, and in his true team first mentality he didn’t even celebrate it.
“We didn’t hear it from Chase first,” Joy said. “We got notifications on our phones from friend’s congratulating us, so that’s how Chase is.”
“I feel like I’ve done a good job just making sure everyone is playing together,” said the Weddington junior. “And understanding that it’s going to take all 12 players if we want to get this done. Everyone has a job, and it’s going to take all of us coming together as one to ultimately win a state championship.”
Chase has already passed the one thousand point mark in his high school career and he’s just a junior but what really matters to him is winning Weddington’s first state title.
“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get the dub.”