Texas Southern hoop star headed from SWAC to WAC

Derrick Bruce

The SWAC Player of The Year will finish his college career in the WAC.

The defending SWAC Player of The Year has decided to take his talents to the Western Athletic Conference.

Former Texas Southern guard Zach Lofton has decided to join New Mexico State, per ESPN. He was reportedly courted by North Carolina State, Gonzaga, South Carolina, Pitt, Nevada and Ole Miss.

Lofton played just one year in Houston, but it was a good one. The well-traveled guard averaged 16.8 points, 3.9 rebounds and 2.5 assists during the 2016-17 season, helping TxSu win the SWAC title and return to the NCAA Tournament.

New Mexico will be Lofton’s fifth college. He started at San Jacquinto Community College before heading to Illinois State and then transferred to Minnesota but was kicked off the team before playing a game, finally landing in Houston. As a graduate transfer, Lofton will be able to play immediately in 2017.



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