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  Chris Lofton
Chris Lofton
Player Profile
Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Maysville, Ky.

High School:
Mason County HS

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 190

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/27/1986

LOFTON'S PROFILE

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 ... 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: arts and sciences ... Parents are Franklin and Kathleen Lofton.

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