Coach Wells updates Chris Lofton's recruitment

Mason County Head Coach Kelly Wells talked about 6'1 Chris Lofton's recruitment and mentioned two new SEC schools who are trying to get in the mix for the junior guard's services.

Coach Wells updates Chris Lofton recruitment

"Nothings changed, Louisville's still the favorite," Mason County Head Coach Kelly Wells said of 6'1 Chris Lofton's recruitment.

"Chris is doing great," Wells said of his star guard. 

Mason County lost a heartbreaker Friday night to Lexington Catholic, 75-74.  But Wells is pleased with his team's and Lofton's progress this season.

Lofton, who according to Wells, "is being recruited by UofL as a combo guard but more so as a two [shooting guard]," is averaging 22.4 points, 5.9 rebounds and 3.1 assists and is shooting an eye popping 56% from the three point line.  Lofton is making 74% from the free throw line this season.

"Georgia and Alabama have started to get involved," Wells said of Chris' recruitment.

And what about Kentucky and rumors that Duke has been showing interest?

"UK has shown interest but has not offered," Wells explained of the Cats role in his recruitment, "And Duke has sent a letter."

Wells said Lofton and his parents, "really like UofL and Coach Pitino but want to look at all options and make the best decision for Chris."

"There's no doubt Coach Pitino would make Chris a better ball player," Wells added.

So when might a commitment from Lofton be forthcoming?

"Not until Coach Pitino turns up the heat for Chris' commitment," Wells declared.

Wells said Coach Pitino was not in a hurry to push Lofton for a commitment and Lofton would not rush the decision either.

Wells said he doesn't anticipate a decision from Lofton until after the summer camp action this summer.

Mason County is also working to bring Eastern High and 6'2 All America point guard Rajon Rondo in for a game during the holidays next season.  "Rondo's lighting it up," Wells said of the Louisville phenoms recent play.

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