Former Vols Basketball Star Named an SEC Legend

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MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 1, 2002 - Chris Lofton #5 of Tennessee Volunteers during a game between the Memphis Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers at FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN. Photo by Tennessee Athletics.
MEMPHIS, TN - MARCH 1, 2002 - Chris Lofton #5 of Tennessee Volunteers during a game between the Memphis Tigers and the Tennessee Volunteers at FedEx Forum in Memphis, TN. Photo by Tennessee Athletics

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. – February 28, 2024 – Former University of Tennessee men’s basketball star Chris Lofton is a member of the 2024 SEC Men’s Legends Presented by Allstate®, as announced Wednesday afternoon by the league office.

Lofton played at Tennessee from 2004-08, amassing 2,131 points to rank fourth in school history and No. 10 all-time in the SEC. No SEC player this century has scored more points than Lofton.

Across 128 collegiate outings, Lofton made 431 3-pointers to shatter the SEC record. That figure remains top-15 all-time at the Division I level nearly 16 years later.

The 2006-07 SEC Player of the Year, as named by the Associated Press, Lofton collected First Team All-SEC accolades in each of his final three seasons as a Volunteer. He was a three-time All-American, including notching Consensus Second Team All-America status in both 2006-07 and 2007-08.

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