Chris Lofton
Full Name: Christopher Franklin Lofton
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 200
Birthdate: March 27, 1986
High School: Mason County HS
College: Tennessee
 

Tennessee
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 31 31 141 293 .481 35 41 .854 93 200 .465 111 46 40 2 410 13.2
2005-06 30 30 174 373 .466 55 60 .917 114 261 .437 106 56 60 3 517 17.2
2006-07 31 31 205 428 .479 129 159 .811 106 253 .419 95 54 45 4 645 20.8
2007-08 36 36 170 426 .399 101 120 .842 118 307 .384 115 64 48 3 559 15.5
Totals 128 128 690 1520 .454 320 380 .842 431 1021 .422 427 220 193 12 2131 16.6

Career Highlights: Named a Consensus Second Team All-American his junior and senior seasons. Also named to the Wooden Award All-America Team his senior year. Named First Team All-SEC his sophomore, junior and senior seasons and earned conference Player of the Year honors as a junior. Won SEC Player of the Week honors seven times in his career, the most in SEC history. Finished collegiate career as the SECís all-time leader in three-point field goals made with 431, which also ranks third all-time in NCAA Division I history. Also ranks fourth in Tennessee history in scoring (2,131 points), fifth in free throw shooting percentage (.842), second in three-point shooting percentage (.422) and third in steals (193). Is also Tennesseeís all-time leading scorer in NCAA Tournament games with 130 points.

Senior (2007-08): Led team in scoring (15.5 ppg), while pacing the SEC in free throw percentage (.842) and ranking fourth in three-point shooting percentage (.392). Set school records for three-point field goals made (118) and attempted (307) in a season. Scored 20 or more points 12 times. Recorded a season-high 28 points vs. South Carolina. Registered 27 points, shooting 7-for-13 from beyond the three-point line vs. Georgia. Hit eight threes in scoring 24 points and grabbed a season-high five steals vs. North Carolina A&T. Posted 26 points vs. Florida. Tallied 25 points and six made three-pointers at Vanderbilt. Scored 17 points and dished out a career-high-matching seven assists vs. Middle Tennessee State. Notched 25 points vs. Arkansas in the SEC Tournament semifinals. Contributed 15 points vs. Louisville in the Sweet Sixteen of the NCAA Tournament.

Junior (2006-07): Led the SEC and ranked fifth nationally in scoring (20.8 ppg). Also led the league in three-point field goals made per game (3.4, ranked 10th nationally) and ranked fourth in free throw shooting (.811). Missed four games due to an ankle injury. Scored 30 or more points six times. Registered 28 of his career-high 35 points in the second half and pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds vs. Texas. Posted 34 points vs. Memphis. Tied a school record by hitting all 13 free throw attempts in a 28-point performance vs. East Tennessee State. Scored a game-high 21 points at Ohio State. Led team in scoring in all three NCAA Tournament games, concluding with a 24-point performance vs. Ohio State in the Sweet 16.

Sophomore (2005-06): Led the team and ranked fourth in the SEC in scoring (17.2 ppg). Also paced the league in three-point field goals made per game (3.8) and ranked third in three-point field goal percentage (.437). Set a school single season record for three-point field goals made (114). Posted season-high 33 points, hitting a school single game record nine three-point field goals at Georgia. Registered 31 points and seven three-pointers at Kentucky. Tallied 29 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Florida. Led team with 21 points at Texas.

Freshman (2004-05): Averaged 13.2 points and 3.6 rebounds. Led the SEC in three-point shooting percentage (.465) and three-point field goals made per game (3.0). Scored 20 or more points five times. Sank seven threes in scoring a season-high 30 points at Arkansas. Tallied 25 points on 7-for-13 three-point shooting vs. South Carolina. Recorded 22 points vs. North Carolina in the Maui Invitational. Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

Strengths: A pure shooter with seemingly unlimited range. Doesnít need much room or time to get shots off. Plays with a high basketball IQ and excels in clutch situations.

Personal: Majored in Africana studies. Favorite pregame meal is steak, baked potato and broccoli.



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