Tennessee Volunteers Basketball

Chris Lofton Decides to Play Chicken, Signs to Go to Turkey

Sean StancillSenior Writer IJuly 21, 2008

It has been reported on Sunday evening that PG Chris Lofton has a signed a one year contract to play overseas in Turkey.

Lofton attended the University of Tennessee where he was coached by Bruce Pearl. After staying and enjoying four successful seasons, Lofton entered the 2008 NBA Draft.

At 6-foot-2 and 200lbs, Lofton was among the deadliest long range shooters in all of College Basketball, with his ability to nail shots in the clutch and was widely noted for his outstanding accuracy. However, he went undrafted in June, because of his lack of IQ at his position.

Hoping to play the role of the dark horse, Chris joined the Denver Nuggets Summer League roster where he averaged 2.3 PPG, 0.3 RPG, and 60% 3PT shooting, coming off the bench in five games.

Below is a list of Lofton's accomplishments while at Tennessee under Bruce Pearl.

*Led the Volunteers to the Sweet Sixteen during the 2006-07 season;

*Captured and set the All Time record for three pointers made at the University of Tennessee with 431;

*2006-07 SEC Player Of The Year;

*2nd Team All-American during the 2006-07 season;

*3rd Team All-American during the 2007-08 season;

*The Denver Nuggets meanwhile, find themselves on the losing side of this transaction, one point guard short;

*The best of luck goes to Chris Lofton and in his new endeavors in Turkey.

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