This legend is Buzz Peterson's lasting legacy at Tennessee.
The former Mr. Basketball of Kentucky wasn't recruited by UK, Louisville, or Cincinnati, so he came to a struggling Tennessee program and made waves with his outside shooting ability and tenacity as a scorer.
During his sophomore year, Lofton turned heads by leading a football-minded Tennessee school to the Big Dance. His off-balance, almost behind the goal jumper led Tennessee to its first tourney victory since 2001.
In his junior year, Lofton showed his scoring touch by lighting up NBA star Kevin Durant for 35 points along with 11 dimes. The Vols made the Sweet 16 with Chris averaging 23 points, and he decided to return to Tennessee to make the Final Four.
In a courageous season in which he was afflicted by cancer, the returning SEC Player of the Year broke the conference record for career three-pointers against Arkansas and enjoyed 22-, 25-, and 26-point nights against East rivals Kentucky, Vanderbilt, and Florida. He led the Vols to another Sweet 16 but was undrafted.
After a great stint in Turkey, in which he made 13 three-pointers in a game, Lofton moved on to Spain where he is a key player for La Liga contender Estudiantes.