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5 - Chris Lofton

6-2, 200 Shooting Guard
Tennessee Senior
Birthday
03/27/86 (34.7 yrs)
Hometown
Maysville, KY
High School
Mason County
Team Site Profile
2007 Statistics
Athleticism
5
Size
5
Defense
6
Strength
7
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
10
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
7
Potential
7
Passing
7
Intangibles
8
85 Overall:

NBA Comparison: Trajan Langdon

Aran Smith – 9/9/2007

Strengths: Figures to be one of the biggest stars in the college game in his senior season … A pure shooter, maybe the best on the college level … Can make shots with just an inch of daylight … Shows range out to NBA three point … Lives for big shots and hits them regularly … Scrappy competitor, who seems to thrive on proving people wrong … Solid body strength due to his great work ethic and dedication to improving his body … Very crafty at creating shots for himself despite his physical limitations … Has shown the ability to step up in big games, he outscored Kevin Durant 35-26 in their match up last season leading Tennessee to victory … Besides his outside shooting ability shows a solid shot selection and ability to score from midrange …

Weaknesses: Painfully small and unathletic for the NBA SG position … It’s questionable whether he has the size and quickness to make it in the NBA despite his great shooting ability. He has little to no point guard skills to speak of, and his defense will be a huge liability as he has slow feet and is way undersized at the 2-guard position. His only shot is as an instant offense sparkplug off the bench, however even then it’s tough to imagine how he can do enough outside of shooting to justify a roster spot … Will really stuggle to create shots for himself on the next level with 6-6 athletes covering him night in and night out … Lack of a quick first step makes getting open looks difficult for him … A less athletic version of Trajan Langdon. Best suited to play in Europe …

Notes: Has overcome hurdles every step of the way from not being heavily recruited (Kentucky and Louisville passed over him) to getting little respect from NBA scouts …

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