There might not be an NBA player who has quietly accomplished more in the last few years than Kyle Lowry. The Raptors’ point guard is one of the sport’s most underappreciated players, even after making back-to-back All-Star teams, winning a gold medal with the U.S. Olympic team this summer and leading Toronto to the Eastern Conference Finals last season.

But it wasn’t long ago that Lowry was a relative unknown in NBA circles after a brief two-year career at Villanova.

And as we learned Monday, if Jay Wright had acted on impulse, Lowry’s career on the Main Line might have been even shorter. In fact, it might not have happened at all.

Wright recently joined FOX Sports college basketball insider Evan Daniels on the latest episode of “The Sidelines Podcast” and dropped a shocking but funny anecdote: He nearly kicked Lowry off the team before he ever played a game at Villanova.