Memorial grad Lofton headed for Southern

Published 1:59 pm Thursday, June 15, 2017

Recent Port Arthur Memorial graduate Kennedi Lofton will get to play Division I basketball, after all.
Lofton decommitted from LSU-Shreveport, an NAIA university, and is now on the other end of the state to play at Southern University in Baton Rouge, her father Kenneth told The News. Lofton signed with LSUS in the spring but has left because the coach there, Curtis Loyd, recently took the head coaching position at Colorado State-Pueblo, a Division II school. Kenneth Lofton said Kennedi, who is enrolled at Southern, is eligible to play this coming season.
Pueblo had inquired about Kennedi Lofton, as did Grambling State and Mississippi Valley State, her father said.
Kennedi Lofton is a 6-foot-1 center who averaged 10 points, 12 to 13 rebounds and two blocks per game for Memorial as a senior and was a nominee for the McDonald’s All-American Game.
— I.C. Murrell

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I.C. Murrell was promoted to editor of The News, effective Oct. 14, 2019. He previously served as sports editor since August 2015 and has won or shared eight first-place awards from state newspaper associations and corporations. He was born in Memphis, Tennessee, grew up mostly in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, and graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello.

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