Low makes commitment to Stateside Hoops

“He worked it into existence”

After receiving major interest from U.S. colleges for his basketball abilities, a dream has finally come true for the man in question.

After 2 seasons down in England, perfecting his craft at EABL side, Myerscough College, Callan Low has turned interest into offers and then into commitment. 

Newberry College, based in South Carolina, had always expressed their interest in offering Low a full athletic scholarship for basketball, but as many Hoopers will know, interest does not guarantee a place. 

On Thursday night, it was announced that Callan Low had committed to the college on a full athletic scholarship and will be joining them in the summer.

Speaking to Myerscough’s official media, Low said,

“It feels great, I’m really thankful to everyone I’ve spoken to throughout the process, but I just knew Newberry was the place for me and it’s the perfect fit and I can’t wait to get started.”

“The two things that were really important to me were player-coach relationship — I’m really close with both coaches already — and also how I fit into the playing style,” said Low. “Newberry has a unique style and is fast paced, which really caught my eye.”

The Scot represented Scotland in the summer at the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth games and was a part of the GB Under 18 Men squad at the FIBA European Championships Division A. To add to his list of achievements he was ranked in the Deng Top 10

We caught up with Callan after his big announcement and we looked ahead to his time in the states and at the future generations of Scottish Basketball.

I’m thrilled about going to the USA. It’s been my ambition since I was 12 and I’ve been working towards it since then. I’ve always pushed myself to work harder, train harder and get better and that’s the only advice I can give to anyone looking to do the same thing. It’s all about putting the hours in both in the gym and on court, pushing through challenges and not letting anything else get in the way.

Callan Low

We caught up with two of Callan’s former coaches, Liam Stevenson and his first coach, Chris Cleary both from BasketballPaisley. Both coaches saw the potential and rise of Low as he climbed through the ranks at the club and at National level.

Callan joined Saints a lot later than the norm with basketball, but you could tell from the beginning that he had a rare determination like no one I’d ever seen before. He was willing to outwork better players from the very start to prove himself and very quickly announced himself as an elite player in Scotland. I’m proud to have said that I was a part of his long journey and progress to becoming the great young player that has worked his way towards his dream that he talked and worked into existence. Newberry have gained themselves an outstanding young man to their university and I know he will prove his worth and leave his mark on the university in true Low-Style. 

Liam Stevenson

Callan is the perfect example of someone dedicated to becoming an elite student athlete. He has always worked hard to reach his full potential. I am proud to have been his coach at basketballpaisley and to also get to compete in the same commonwealth team was incredible. Everyone at basketballpaisley I’m sure will join me in wishing him well at Newberry!

Chris Cleary

Low’s team mate and number 1 ranked recruit, Mate Okros, has committed to Drexel University, NCAA D1.

Image credit: Myerscough College