Baseball the right choice for Lowe

Updated: March 11, 2003, 10:30 AM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT (AP) - Eastern Michigan basketball coach Ben Braun thought Derek Lowe was going to play for him. American League hitters wish Lowe had stuck with that plan.

Lowe, a standout basketball player at Edsel Ford High School in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn, was set to attend nearby Eastern Michigan in 1991 on a scholarship.

But when the Seattle Mariners selected Lowe in the eighth round of the draft, the all-state hoops star opted for baseball. "I thought he was coming to Eastern ...

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