Christopher Franklin Lofton (born March 27, 1986(1986-03-27)) is an American professional basketball player who completed his collegiate career at the University of Tennessee. He was a member of the NBA's Denver Nuggets Summer League team but decided to go overseas to play professionally.
Chris Lofton is from Maysville, Kentucky, where he led the Mason County Royals (his high school basketball team) to a victory in the 2003 State Championships and led the Royals back to the state championship game the next year. Despite being named Mr. Basketball his senior year, Lofton was not recruited by Louisville or Kentucky. He was recruited by University of Tennessee coach Buzz Peterson and subsequently chose to play for the Vols.
As a freshman, Lofton made third team All-America at Tennessee. Against the University of Georgia on February 11, 2006, he made a school record 9 three-point shots en route to a career-high 33 points in an 83-78 win. On December 23, 2006, he scored a new career-high 35 points in a 111-105 overtime victory against the University of Texas. For the 2005–2006 season, Lofton was selected as a second team Chris is projected to be the best college basketball player in words of Dick Vitale