Lofton: "I was gonna go."

July 4, 2007

(Sports Overtime) -- There's no doubt that Bruce Pearl, along with every single Vol fan out there, was more than glad when Chris Lofton made the announcement to return for his senior season.

On April 24th, Lofton said, according to the NBA draft advisory committee, he was not guaranteed to be selected in the first round, and because of that, he decided not to submit his name in the draft.

Did the NBA take into account the ankle injury Lofton suffered January 20th against South Carolina, because if he hadn't got hurt, Lofton told Sports Overtime sister station WKYT (Lexington), "I was gonna go. It was just that my ankle, my injury, slowed me down a lot, and i couldn't work out for any teams.That forced me to come back."

The interview was gathered Tuesday. At the time, Lofton was in his hometown of Maysville, Kentucky.


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  • by BO Location: EAST TENNESSEE on Jul 5, 2007 at 12:51 AM
    IM VERY GLAD HE STAYED TENNESSEE WILL HAVE A BETTER OFFENSE EVEN WITH LOFTEN ON THE BENCH LAST SEASON AT TIMES UT HAD PROBLEMS SCORING WITH LOFTEN ON BENCH THIS YEAR THEY WILL BE BETTER EVEN WHEN HE GETS RESTED THEY GOT MORE OFFENSE AND IF THE FRESHMEN GET BETTER AS THEY SHOULD AND THE ADDITION OF THE TWO TRANSFERS LOFTEN WONT SCORE AS MUCH BUT THEY WILL BE IN THE FINALS THIS YEAR MABY CHAMPS

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