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Former Cougar Low to Play Professionally in Israel

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Derrick Lowe started four years at Washington State from 2004 - 2008 (Photo: WSU Athletics) Derrick Lowe started four years at Washington State from 2004 - 2008 (Photo: WSU Athletics)

Former Washington State standout guard Derrick Low is going from one professional league to another. From Lithuania to Israel.

Low signed a one-year contract to play for the Maccabi Haifa professional basketball team of the Israeli Super league, the organization said Tuesday.

A native of Hawaii, Low was a four-year starter for the Cougars from 2004-2008 and ranks second on WSU's all-time career minutes played (3,706). He scored 1,288 points during his career on the Palouse and averaged 14.1 points per game during his senior year.

"I was very impressed with Derrick's ability to score, pass and play intelligent basketball," said Maccabi Haifa owner and American businessman Jeffrey Rosen in a news release. "I am confident that Low will be a leader on the court."

Last year Low played for BC Sialuiai in Lithuania's top division, where he averaged 13.1 points per game and 5.3 assists. He was named the All-Lithuanian Import Player of the Year by Eurobasket.com. He's also played professionally in France (Rouen) and Australia (Sydney Spirit).

Maccabi Haifa will travel to the United States to play the New Jersey Nets in a preseason game on Oct. 3.

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