Chris Lofton may have gone to Tennessee, but he’s still a Kentucky boy at heart. Bradley McKee caught up with the Mason County native earlier this week to talk about his career and how he’s coping with the coronavirus pandemic.
Despite winning Kentucky Mr. Basketball in 2004, Lofton was not recruited by UK or Louisville, which he admitted was difficult; however, he said he doesn’t regret his decision to go to Tennessee. After Buzz Peterson was fired following Lofton’s freshman year, both Kentucky and Louisville reached out to Lofton to convince him to transfer home, but he took a chance on the Vols’ new head coach Bruce Pearl instead. It paid off. Lofton was a two-time consensus All-American, a three-time All-SEC player, broke the SEC three-point record and won 2007 SEC Player of the Year.
Lofton also talks about his career playing overseas, what he’s doing to stay in shape at home, and gives Bradley a few TV/movie recommendations. Check it out below: