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Memorial basketball forward Lofton picks Louisiana Tech

Not long after naming his top five college choices, Memorial basketball forward Kenneth Lofton Jr. announced Saturday he intends to sign with Louisiana Tech.

Lofton made his announcement on Twitter, posting photos of him with Louisiana Tech uniforms on. Lofton picked the Bulldogs of Conference USA over Georgetown, Bradley, Sam Houston State and Texas State. Lofton announced his top five schools last month on the first day of classes at Memorial.

“For my next 4 years I will be attending Louisiana tech university!” Lofton tweeted, adding icons of a hand sign, a light blue dot and a dog.

Lofton emerged as a heavily recruited player following a breakout junior season in which he led the Titans to the 5A Region III semifinal round and a share of the District 21-5A title. He also caught the attention of more coaches at an NCAA-sponsored combine at the University of Houston and playing in the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League tour with the Houston Hoops.

Earlier in the week, Titans center Nate Clover announced he would play collegiately at Oral Roberts University.

About I.C. Murrell

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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