Sophomore guard Chris Lofton, who is leading the Vols with 17.5 points and has broken the school record with 103 3-pointers this season, was named the USBWA All-District IV Player of the Year. A native of Maysville, Ky., Lofton is shooting 45.8 percent from 3-point range and is leading the SEC with 3.81 3-pointers per game.
C.J. Watson, a senior guard who is second on the team with 15.0 points while leading the Vols with 4.2 assists per game, was named to the USBWA All-District IV team. A four-year starter for Tennessee, the Las Vegas native is second in the SEC with 2.07 steals per game and is third with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 2.04.
The USBWA All-District teams are based on voting from its national membership. There are nine regions from coast to coast and a player and coach of the year are selected in each. UT's district includes Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
USBWA ALL-DISTRICT IV (KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL)
Coach of the Year
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee
Player of the Year
Chris Lofton, Tennessee G 6-2 197 So. Maysville, Ky.
C.J. Watson, Tennessee G 6-2 176 Sr. Las Vegas, Nev.
Joakim Noah, Florida F/C 6-11 227 So. New York, N.Y.
Ronald Steele, Alabama G 6-3 185 So. Birmingham, Ala.
Taurean Green, Florida G 6-0 177 So. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Taquan Dean, Louisville G 6-3 185 Sr. Red Bank, N.J.
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama F 6-10 220 Jr. Atlanta, Ga.