Chris Lofton is a retired American basketball player who played college basketball at the University of Tennessee from 2004-2008. He is known for his outstanding college career, where he set records and received many accolades, including SEC Player of the Year, and All-SEC First Team honors. He is considered one of the best players in the history of Tennessee basketball, and one of the best shooters in the country during his college career. After his college career, he played professionally in Europe and in the NBA G-League.
10 best moments
- Setting the SEC record for most three-pointers made: Chris Lofton set the SEC record for most three-pointers made in a career with a total of 408.
- Leading the Vols to the NCAA Tournament: Lofton led the Tennessee Volunteers to the NCAA Tournament in 2007 and 2008, where they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen.
- SEC Player of the Year: Lofton was named the SEC Player of the Year in 2007, an honor he deservedly received for his amazing performances throughout the season.
- Scoring 1,000 points in a single season: Lofton scored 1,000 points in a single season, becoming the first player in UT history to do so.
- Scoring his 2,000th career point: Lofton scored his 2,000th career point in a game against Vanderbilt, becoming only the second player in UT history to reach this milestone.
- Making the All-SEC First Team: Lofton made the All-SEC First Team three times in his career, solidifying his place as one of the best players in the conference.
- Beating Memphis: Lofton had some of his best performances against Memphis, hitting game-winning shots and leading the Vols to some big wins against their rivals.
- Scoring a career-high 41 points: Lofton scored a career-high 41 points in a game against Kentucky, showing off his scoring ability and proving he was one of the top scorers in the country.
- Hitting a game-winning three-pointer: Lofton hit a game-winning three-pointer against Vanderbilt, helping the Vols to a 72-69 victory and showing his clutch ability.
- Being named to the SEC All-Decade Team: Lofton was named to the SEC All-Decade Team, recognizing his outstanding career and contributions to Tennessee basketball.