Originally Posted by johnnybravo
Well you just saved me a whole bunch of time not having to watch UT basketball since it doesn't mean nothing.
So, I guess since 29 players have played in the NBA from UT, Lofton doesn't get to start the list of all time best players until around 30th best? Some of the players, by your philosophy would be Vencent Yarbrough, Dyron Nix, Steve Hamer, Marcus Haislip? Seriously.
CJ had one really great year and 3 good years at UT. Lofton had a once in a lifetime career.
CJ's highest award was 2nd team All SEC.
Lofton was 3rd team All American his freshman year
2nd team All American his Sophmore and Junior year
1st team All American his Freshman Year.
Lofton led the conference in scoring in 2006-07, SEC player of the Year, Most career 3pts in SEC history.
Career stats: CJ = 12 ppg, 39.5% 3pt%, 77.7 FT% 4.8 ass
Lofton = 16.6 ppg, 42.2 3pt%, 84.2 FT%
Lofton carried a team on his back, brought TN basketball back from the dead, was the number 1 team in the country for a brief period.
Both went undrafted.
Not even close to comparison.
Lofton never had a chance to play in the NBA. Being a gifted shooter means little if that's all you can do. Watson its a much better overall player, and it's not even close.
I don't understand how people were so quick to write off Hopson going to the league, but they don't understand why Lofton never had a chance.