Williams Field High School 6-foot-9 senior forward Wyatt Lowell waited until the early NCAA signing period to make his college decision. The period which begins on Wednesday, November 11th, will run for a full week, until November 18th. With many options on the table for himself, Lowell has made his college decision, and will sign a national letter of intent this week with a college program in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC).
Lowell has decided to sign this week with Utah Valley State and first year head coach Mark Pope and his basketball staff. Utah Valley will make it their place to recruit the state of Arizona, and landing Wyatt Lowell this week will give their program an excellent foundation for future recruiting.
Lowell chose Utah Valley over other offers from Oklahoma State, Weber State, UC Davis, Rice, San Diego, Lehigh, Northern Arizona, and Colgate. Lowell is of Mormon religious descent, so the opportunity to play for a college program in Utah that understands his culture won out in the end.
Williams Field High School is not known for producing division-I basketball prospects, so Lowell will be their biggest and best, thus far.
Lowell helped himself this club season as much as any Arizona prospect, and also proved why he is considered among the elite prospects in Arizona's 2016 class. Lowell traveled the last two spring and summers with former superstar St. Mary's HS girl's head coach Curtis Ekmark and his Arizona Warriors club team.
Lowell is a long and lean wing prospect with a nice overall skillset and good overall versatility. He has a superb shooting stroke – making him an attractive looking prospect. He is the cousin and also is very similar as a player to former BYU forward Stephen Rogers. Lowell is just as talented a performer and with similar upside as a player.
Congratulations to Lowell and his family on this decision from our staff here at Arizona Preps.
Arizona Hoop Review Scouting Report: Lowell is a long and tall wing prospect that likes to play on the perimeter - suiting him nicely with a bigger college team that has bigger post players, allowing him to play on the wing. He shoots a high percentage from the field, and is able to score inside and out. Still needs to develop as a low post player, since he enjoys the perimeter, but he is definitely skilled enough and big enough to create match-up problems for most opposing forwards. One of the best parts of Lowell’s game is that he possesses a very quick, clean shooting stroke from all over the court and he converts at a fairly high rate. Lowell also knows how to use his frame and size to his advantage on the offensive end. Lowell is also very solid on the defensive end, as he is a capable shotblocker. A solid rebounder. A good ball handler and passer. OK defender.