Kyle Lowry honored as Native Son by PSWA
Kyle Lowry has etched his name into the history of great guards that have come from Philadelphia.
And now, the Cardinal Dougherty graduate and Villanova product will be honored as a special son of the City of Brotherly Love.
Lowry –a three-time All-Star and a 2016 Olympic gold medalist– has been named the winner of the Native Son Award by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association. Lowry – now playing in his sixth season for the Toronto Raptors after previous stops in Memphis and Houston during a 12-year NBA career – is scheduled to attend the annual association banquet, which will take place on Monday, Jan. 15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Cherry Hill. (The Raptors are playing the 76ers on that afternoon in Philadelphia.)
“The Native Son Award really means the world to me,” said Lowry. “Being from Philadelphia is so much a part of who I am, and the courts I grew up on helped to make me the player I am today. To be recognized by the place where I grew up and still call home, is really special.”
Lowry joins Sixers broadcaster Marc Zumoff (Bill Campbell award) of NBC Sports Philadelphia and Eagles great/Soul owner Ron Jaworski (special achievement) and legendary South Jersey baseball coach Joseph Hartmann (Ed Snider Humanitarian Award) at this year’s 114th annual dinner. Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was recently named the Pro Athlete of the Year. Longtime Philadelphia Daly News columnist Rich Hofmann will also be present as the Stan Hochman award winner. Phillies slugger Rhys Hoskins and manager Gabe Kapler are also scheduled to be in attendance. Over the next few days and weeks, many other award winners will be announced, including the Living Legend and Team of the Year. The PSWA’s signature event, the Most Courageous Athlete, will be announced at the conclusion of the dinner.
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