Nov. 10, 2005
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Providence College men's basketball coach Tim Welsh announced on November 10 that student-athletes Jamal Barney (Baltimore, Md.), Corey Lowe (Newton, Mass.) and Brian McKenzie (Brooklyn, N.Y.) each have signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Providence College beginning in September 2006.
Barney, a 6-foot-3-inch, 185-pound combo guard is attending Southwestern High School in Baltimore, Md. Last season, he averaged 24.7 points, 5.8 rebounds and 6.1 assists per game, while leading Southwestern to a 22-4 mark. For his efforts, he earned Baltimore All-Metro honors. Last summer, he played for the Cecil Kirk AAU team.
Lowe, a 6-foot-2-inch, 180-pound point guard is attending Newton North High School. As a junior, Lowe helped Newton North capture the Division I state title in 2005 and post a 26-1 mark. He scored 24 points in the state championship game and averaged 19 points and five assists per contest last season. Over the last two seasons at Newton North, he has scored 811 points and registered more than 200 assists. A two-sport athlete, Lowe also has excelled on the football field as a wide receiver. In 2004 and 2005, he led the Newton North football team to the Bay State Carey crown. Last summer, he played for the BABC AAU team.
McKenzie, a 6-foot-3-inch, 180-pound shooting guard attends Xaverian High School. In 2005, he helped his squad capture the New York City Catholic League title and advance to the New York State Federation title game. Last season, he averaged 9.7 points per game. He played for the Team Odom AAU squad during the summer.
"These three players will add depth, skill and shooting ability to our backcourt next season," Welsh said. "Jamal (Barney) is a rangy combo guard, who has put up great numbers. He can shoot and is very athletic. Corey (Lowe), like current Friar Geoff McDermott, has excelled in football and basketball. He is a tough defender and is able to play point guard. Offensively, Corey is a very accurate shooter. Brian (McKenzie) also is an athletic guard who can shoot from the perimeter. He is regarded as one of the top shooters in his class. In addition, he can penetrate and create offense for the team."
Player Pos. Height Weight Hometown/High School
Jamal Barney G 6-3 185 Baltimore, Md./Southwestern High School
Corey Lowe G 6-2 180 Newton, Mass./Newton North High School
Brian McKenzie G 6-3 180 Brooklyn, N.Y./Xaverian High School
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