In the 2025 mock draft, the Bulls are projected to select a standout from Pitt.

The Chicago Bulls are likely preparing for a rebuilding season, with early projections for the 2025 NBA draft indicating their interest in Jaland Lowe, a rising star guard from Pitt Panthers. According to, the Bulls are anticipated to pick 11th overall and see Lowe as a promising addition to their future backcourt, noting him as the top-ranked ACC player in their mock draft.

Lowe, originally from Missouri City, Texas, arrived at Pitt in the Class of 2023 as a highly regarded four-star guard from Fort Bend Marshall High School. Heading into his sophomore year, he had a productive freshman season, appearing in all 33 games and starting 19, averaging 26.5 minutes per game. He contributed 9.6 points, 3.3 assists, and 2.8 rebounds per game while shooting 38.8% from the field, 35.2% from beyond the arc, and an impressive 85.5% from the free-throw line.

After initially coming off the bench during non-conference play, Lowe started the final 19 games of the season, including most of the ACC games. His standout performances included scoring 20 points twice and achieving a double-double against Florida State with 17 points and 10 assists.

One of Lowe’s memorable moments came in a pivotal win against Duke, where he sank a clutch three-pointer late in the game to silence the Cameron Indoor crowd.

Lowe primarily operated as a point guard, facilitating for standout teammates like Bub Carrington and Ishmael Leggett, both recognized in the ACC awards. Carrington was drafted by the Washington Wizards, marking Pitt’s first NBA draft pick since 2014.

Looking ahead, Lowe and Leggett are set to lead Pitt’s backcourt in the upcoming season, aiming to build on their past successes and potentially increase their visibility in future NBA mock drafts.