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#5 Chris Lofton
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  • Signed in France
  • Signed with Le Mans
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  • 6'2" / 200lbs
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  • 03/27/1986
  • USA
  • Undrafted, 2008
  • Tennessee
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DateLeagueTransaction
24th July, 2008TurkeySigned a one year contract with Mersin.
9th October, 2009SpainSigned a two month contract with Caja Laboral.
13th November, 2009SpainReleased by Caja Laboral.
28th December, 2009SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Estudiantes Madrid.
1st November,2010D-LeagueDrafted 6th overall in the 2010 D-League Draft by Iowa Energy.
8th February, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Iowa Energy due to injury.
24th February, 2011D-LeagueRe-acquired by Iowa Energy.
1st March, 2011D-LeagueWaived by Iowa Energy due to injury.
1st March, 2011RussiaSigned for the remainder of the season with Lokomotiv Kuban.
17th May, 2011RussiaLeft Lokomotiv Kuban.
23rd August, 2011SpainSigned a one year contract with Estudiantes Madrid.
31st August, 2011SpainSigning cancelled.
19th January, 2012SpainSigned for the remainder of the season with Estudiantes Madrid.
2nd September, 2012SpainSigned a one year contract with Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa.
19th September, 2012SpainSigning cancelled.
17th August, 2013TurkeySigned a one year contract with Besiktas.
18th July, 2014TurkeySigned another one year contract with Besiktas.
16th October, 2015FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Le Mans.
22nd February, 2017LithuaniaSigned for the remainder of the season with Neptunas Klaipeda.
1st November, 2017FranceSigned for the remainder of the season with Le Mans.
Career Moves
Time PeriodTeam
2004 - 2008Tennessee (NCAA)
July 2008Denver Nuggets (Summer League)
July 2008 - June 2009Mersin (Turkey)
July 2009Boston Celtics (Summer League)
October 2009 - November 2009Caja Laboral (Spain)
December 2009 - June 2010Estudiantes (Spain)
November 2010 - March 2011Iowa Energy (D-League)
March 2011 - May 2011Lokomotiv Kuban (Russia)
August 2011 - June 2012Estudiantes (Spain)
September 2012Lagun Aro Gipuzkoa (Spain)
August 2013 - June 2015Besiktas (Turkey)
October 2015 - June 2016Le Mans (France)
Februayr 2017 - June 2017Neptunas (Lithuania)
November 2017 - presentLe Mans (France)
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November 15, 2010

6th: - Iowa Energy - Chris Lofton, Tennessee

Chris Lofton is probably the best shooter in this draft, or any draft. He's only 6'2, which is roughly Eddie House size, and he shoots the ball comparably to House. Not as quickly, but almost as well. Lofton, a testicular cancer survivor, played in Spain last year, splitting time between Caja Laboral and Estudiantes Madrid and averaging 12.7ppg in ACB play. And in Turkey in 2008/09, Lofton played for Mersin and averaged 20 points per game, highlighted by a 61 point outing that included 17 made three pointers. If you weren't convinced by the explicit House comparison of above, then maybe that will validate it. However, he doesn't do much other than shoot jumpshots; he's not a threat around the basket, he doesn't rebound or create, he's not particularly good defensively, and he's also not exceptionally quick. And while his jump shot is always good, his shot selection sometimes isn't. Lofton, therefore, is still a bit of a one trick pony.

It's a hell of a trick, though.

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April 7, 2010

- Chris Lofton

Lofton is not having as good of a year this year as he did last year. Then again, having as good of a year as he did last year is basically impossible. Last year in Turkey, Lofton averaged 20.2 points per game, an average boosted in particular by two games. On February 8th 2009, Lofton posted 47 points, 1 rebound and 1 assist, shooting 3-5 from two point range, 2-2 from the foul line, and 13-20 from three point range, doing a damn fine Damon-Stoudamire-when-the-Blazers-were-tanking-that-time impression. He bested it a few weeks later on April 25th, when he totalled 61 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists and 6 steals in a win over Koleji, shooting 4-6 from two point range, 2-2 from the foul line, and 17-22 from three point range. If you didn't know what kind of player Chris Lofton was before this, you can probably tell now.

These performances attracted the attention of the NBA, and Lofton had a stint with the Boston Celtics in summer league this year. He again shot the ball incredibly well, going 15-25 from three point range in 5 games, yet he also put up only 3 assists in that time (as a 6'2 guard), and the Celtics passed on signing the next Eddie House. (Perhaps in part because they already had Eddie House.) Lofton then moved to Spain to sign a short term contract with Caja Laboral, and moved to Estudiantes Madrid after it expired. On the season he is averaging 12.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.6 assists, shooting 36% from three point range. His highest scoring output of the year has been a mere 25.

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