Before joining FOX Sports in the Fall of 2016, Chris worked for 12 years as an NBA analyst and reporter at ESPN, ESPN The Magazine, and ESPN.com. Chris’ achievements led to his being named one of the 100 Black History Makers of 2012 by Thegrio.com, the African-American news arm of NBC. He wrote for The New York Times from 1998-2004, The Akron Beacon-Journal from 1994-1998, and The Cleveland Plain Dealer from 1990-1994. Chris graduated from Oberlin College with a Bachelor’s Degree in English in 1990.
Chris has been a spokesperson for former NBA star Allan Houston’s “Father Knows Best” program and a National Chair for the “Ties Never Broken’’ campaign sponsored by Fathers Incorporated. A Board member for Athletes in Action, Chris is a frequent speaker at colleges, high schools, charitable fundraisers, youth-related events and churches. Chris is also the Founder and President of a National Christian Men's Movement called K.I.N.G., which stands for Knowledge, Inspiration and Nurture through God.
Chris has twin daughters and lives with his wife of more than 25 years in New Jersey.
Calvin is a native of Linden, New Jersey. Born with no silver spoon, he was birthed into adversity. Due to his mother’s untimely death and no real knowledge of his father, Calvin was reared by his aunt. At the age of seventeen, his aunt passed away; leaving him homeless and to fend for himself. However, these obstacles were never used as deterrents from living a purpose-filled life.
Basketball was Calvin’s vehicle out of the urban community. His athletic outlet led him first to Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia, where he graduated in 1981. He later attended Virginia Commonwealth University, in Richmond, VA. While there on a basketball scholarship, Duncan earned a degree in Criminal Justice.
Calvin’s achievements in life as well as on the basketball court, which include his status as a three-time Hall of Famer, NBA draft pick, and VCU basketball legend, suits him well to pastor the Faith and Family Church in Richmond, VA, as its Senior Pastor. Calvin and his wife, Barbara, have three children.
Lowes graduated from Mount Vernon High School in 1976 and West Virginia University in 1980. After receiving Basketball All-American Honors in college, Lowes was drafted by the New Jersey Nets. Lowes played three years in the NBA with the Nets, Cleveland Cavaliers and San Diego (Los Angeles) Clippers. Moore has also coached basketball on the high school, college and professional level.
Lowes’ dream in life has been to inspire young people and to assist them in becoming successful in all aspects of their lives. As a result, Lowes served as the Executive Director of the Mount Vernon Boys and Girls Club, the place which provided him guidance and direction in life, for 27 years before retiring. During his time as Executive Director, Lowes helped numerous students enter college.
Lowes continues to be an inspirational speaker at various sites, which include NFL and NBA Pre-Game Chapels, corporation and businesses meetings, churches, schools, and community agencies. Lowes prides himself on being a student of life. Wherever you see him, he’s looking to learn so that he can become a better teacher. He will often tell someone, “Make sure you give back what you’ve been given.”
Lowes is the author of his book titled, “From The Boys & Girls Club To The NBA,” and he also hosts, “The Blueprint Podcast.”
Having Lowes on the FAMDO Advisory Board will allow the company to capitalize on Lowes’ passion and knowledge for giving back and empowering the next generation.