At 32 years old, Chris Lofton is still competing at a very high level on the hardwood. The former Tennessee standout guard is currently playing for Le Mans Sarthe in the French Ligue Nationale. During game three of their playoff series, Lofton went off and scored 34 points, powering Le Mans to an 84-72 win.
The best part? There’s video. Check out these highlights from Lofton, who looks like he’s every bit of the dynamic scorer that he once was in Knoxville.
VÍDEO. ¿Te acuerdas de él? Exhibición del ex ACB Chris Lofton (@clofton606): 34 puntos en el tercer partido de las finales de la Liga de Francia para poner a un triunfo del título al Le Mans pic.twitter.com/1glYR7tZ8O— Chema de Lucas (@chemadelucas) June 19, 2018
Brings back some fun memories, huh?
Lofton still has that golden outside stroke, which helped put Tennessee basketball back on the map in the mid to late 2000s. In fact, Lofton remains as the SEC’s all-time leader in three point attempts made. He’s as accurate as ever from long-range, converting on 46 percent of his attempts from deep this season in France.
The former Vol has competed overseas in each season since graduating from Tennessee. Lofton got a couple of shots in the NBA’s Summer and G-Leagues, but never was able to stick. He’s been an impact player overseas though, playing in various European leagues since.
Lofton will forever remain a Tennessee legend, delivering a couple of the biggest moments in Vols’ hoops history. From draining that shot over Kevin Durant to drilling the game winner against Winthrop in the NCAA Tournament, Chris Lofton (with some help from Bruce Pearl) made me the college basketball fan I am today.