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    Chris Lofton 5    
     
      Chris Lofton
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maysville, Ky

High School:
Mason County

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 200

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2L

Major:
African-American studies

Career-3-point percentage of 44.9 (207-461) is the best all-time at UT ... 207 career 3-pointers rank fifth all-time at Tennessee ... 461 career 3-point attempts are sixth all-time ... Needs 73 points to become the 39th member of Tennessee's 1,000-point club.

Career Highs
Points 33 at Georgia (2/11/06)
Rebounds 8 vs. Nebraska (12/30/04)
Assists 7 vs. UT-Chattanooga (12/5/04)
Blocks 1 Five times; last vs. South Carolina (1/28/06)
Steals 5 Two times; last vs. South Carolina (1/28/06)
FG Made 11 at Kentucky (2/7/06)
FG Attempted 21 vs. Wichita State (3/18/06)
3-Pt FG Made 9 at Georgia (2/11/06)
3-Pt FG Attempted 18 vs. Wichita State (3/18/06)
FT Made 7 at Louisville (1/22/05)
FT Attempted 7 at Louisville (1/22/05)
Minutes 38 at Florida (1/19/05)

2005-06 (Sophomore)
Wooden Award Finalist ... Second team All-America (The Sporting News, FOXSports.com and Scout.com) ... Third team All-America (NABC and Rivals.com) ... Honorable mention All-America (Associated Press) ... USBWA District IV Player of the Year ... First team All-SEC (Associated Press and Coaches) ... First team NABC All-District 7 ... USBWA All-District IV ... Basketball Times All-South ... ESPN.com and FOXSports.com national player of the week (2/13/06) ... Three-time SEC Player of the Week (12/19/05, 1/23/06 and 2/13/06) ... Named the SEC's best shooter in a poll of SEC players conducted by Sports Illustrated ...Named the SEC's "Most Valuable Player" by CollegeInsider.com (3/1/06) ... Rewrote Tennessee's single-season record books in 2005-06 with his 3-point shooting ... Broke Allan Houston's school record of eight 3-pointers in a game when he had nine (9-of-12) at Georgia (2/11/06) ... 18 3-point attempts against Wichita State (3/18/06) broke UT's single-game record ... Broke school single-season record for 3-pointers made (114), 3-pointers attempted (261) and 3-pointers per game (3.80 pg) ... 114 3-pointers made are second and 261 3-point attempts in a season are sixth in Southeastern Conference history ... Shot 43.7 percent (114-of-261) from 3-point range, the third-best percentage in school history ... 60 steals are tied for fifth while 2.0 steals per game are tied for sixth on UT's single-season lists ... Led Tennessee and ranked fourth in the Southeastern Conference with 17.2 points per game ... 18.1 points per game against SEC opponents ranked third in the SEC ... Led the SEC in 3-pointers per game (3.80 3pg) and was third in 3-point percentage (43.7 percent) ... Hit at least one 3-pointer in 59 of 61 career games ... Shot a team-best 91.7 percent (55-of-60) from the free throw line ... Hit 38 consecutive free throws (1/11/06 - 3/4/06), one short of tying the UT record ... In a four game span from Feb. 7-18, averaged 27.8 points per game on 70.7 percent (29-of-41) 3-point shooting ... Over the four-game stretch, averaged 7.25 3-pointers per game ... Scored a career-high 33 points, hitting a school-record nine 3-pointers at Georgia (2/11/06) ... Scored 31 points, hitting seven 3-pointers and scoring seven points in the final two minutes to preserve the win at Kentucky (2/7/06) ... 31 points against Kentucky tied for the most by a Vol (Dale Ellis in 1983 and Allan Houston in 1993) in Rupp Arena ... Scored 29 points (18 in the first half), grabbed six rebounds, had three steals and three assists in the win over second-ranked Florida (1/21/06) ... Hit five 3-pointers while scoring a game-high 21 points at Texas (12/17/05).

2004-05 (Freshman)
Third team selection on the 2004-05 Rivals.com Freshman All-America Team ... Named to the SEC All-Freshman team that is selected by the league's coaches ... 93 3-pointers rank second on Tennessee's single-season lists and are the most ever by an SEC freshman ... Broke Chris Jackson's (LSU) SEC freshman record of 84 in 1988-89 ... His 3.00 3-pointers per game broke Allan Houston's school record of 2.91 triples per game that he set during the 1990-91 season ... 46.5 percent (93-of-200) 3-point shooting on the season ranks second all-time on UT's single-season charts ... Tied a school record for 3-point percentage by going 5-of-5 from behind the arc at New Mexico (12/18/04) ... Shot 46.5 percent (93-of-200) from 3-point range to lead the SEC and rank fourth nationally ... Became just the second freshman in league history to lead the SEC in 3-point percentage (Alabama's Terrence Meade led the SEC by shooting 42.3 percent in 2000) ... His 3.00 3-pointers per game led the SEC and ranked 22nd nationally ... His 13.2 points per game ranked second on the Tennessee roster and 18th in the SEC ... It was the third-highest scoring average among SEC freshman ... In conference games, led the team and ranked ninth in the SEC with 14.8 points per game ... Scored 20 or more points five times ... Led Tennessee in scoring a team-high 11 times ... Made five or more 3-pointers in a game eight times ... Ranked second on the team with 40 steals ... Scored a career-high 30 points on 7-of-14 shooting from 3-point range at Arkansas (2/26/05) ... His 30 points against Arkansas were the most by a Tennessee freshman since Allan Houston had 31 in March 1990 ... His seven 3-pointers against South Carolina (2/23/05) and at Arkansas (2/26/05) tied for the most by a player in SEC games ... Scored 25 points on 7-of-13 3-point shooting against South Carolina (2/23/05) ... Registered a career-high eight rebounds against Nebraska (12/30/04) ... In just his second collegiate game, scored 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting from behind the 3-point arc against 11th-ranked North Carolina (11/23/04) at the Maui Invitational.

High School
Earned Kentucky's Mr. Basketball honors as a senior in 2004 ... Became the third Kentucky Mr. Basketball to sign with the Vols, joining Allan Houston (1989) and Jermaine Brown (1991) ... 2004 Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year and Associated Press Player of the Year ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Finished his career with a school-record 2,763 points ... Ranks third all-time in Kentucky history with 252 points in 10 career state tournament games ... Scored 41 points in the Kentucky-Indiana Boys' All-Star Game in Owensboro, Ky., to tie Indiana's Oscar Robertson (1956) for third-highest single-game total in the series ... His 41 points in the 89-81 Kentucky win over Indiana were just one short of tying the record for a Kentucky player ... Earned tournament MVP honors while leading Mason County to the school's first state title in 2003 ... Recorded a state tournament record with nine 3-pointers (9-of-12) in a 39-point performance in the 2003 state championship game ... Led Mason County to the state championship game as a senior ... Led the Royals to 10th Region titles in all three of his seasons on the team ... Made 46.2 percent (353-of-764) of his career 3-point attempts ... While leading the Royals to a 33-3 record, he averaged 26.7 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 3.2 steals as a senior ... Averaged 21.1 points and 5.2 rebounds while totalling 104 assists and 97 steals in leading Mason County to a 35-2 record as a junior ... Won the 3-point shooting contest at the prestigious Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville ... Also a standout wide receiver for the Mason County football team ... Had his football jersey retired in August 2004 ... Ranked third in the state of Kentucky with 116.0 receiving yards per game as a senior ... Led the state with 20 touchdown catches ... Finished his senior campaign on the gridiron with 74 receptions for 1,624 yards and 20 touchdowns ... Coached by Kelly Wells at Mason County HS.

Personal
Born: March 27, 1986, in Maysville, Ky. ... Full Name: Christopher Franklin Lofton ... Academic major: African-American studies ... Parents are Franklin and Kathleen Lofton ... Stores in Maysville, Ky., began selling No. 5 Tennessee basketball jerseys ... Had his football jersey retired in August 2004 ... His popularity in his hometown is rivaled only by fellow Maysville area natives the Clooneys (George and Rosemary) and Miss America 2000 (Heather French).

Career Statistics
Year
GP-GS
Min
FG-A
Pct
3FG-A
Pct
FT-A
Pct
Rebs
Avg
PF
Ast
TO
Blk
Stl
Pts
Avg
2005
31-31
914
141-293
.481
93-200
.465
35-41
.854
111
3.6
36
46
32
2
40
410
13.2
2006
30-30
957
174-373
.466
114-261
.437
55-60
.917
106
3.5
55
56
36
3
60
517
17.2
Totals
61-61
1871
315-666
.473
207-461
.449
90-101
.891
217
3.6
91
102
68
5
100
927
15.2
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