Former Bulldog receives invite to NBA Draft Combine

Former Louisiana Tech star Kenneth Lofton, Jr., was one of seven players participating in the NBA’s Elite Camp that was extended an invitation to the NBA Draft Combine.

Lofton entered the transfer portal following the completion of the 2021-22 season. And although there were plenty of reports of numerous colleges pursuing Lofton, the power forward has spent his offseason preparing for the next level.

On Monday, Lofton tweeted out “See ya’ll June 23. 100% staying in the draft.”

Following an all-conference season for the Bulldogs, the 6-foot-7-inch Lofton announced via social media on March 22 that he was entering his name in the transfer portal and thanked the University, coaches and fans for their support over the past two seasons.

Lofton has drawn rave reviews during his time at the NBA’s Elite Camp, a three-day event that was held May 15-17 in Chicago that provided draft prospects an opportunity to showcase their skills in front of NBA and NBA G League scouts, coaches and front office executives.

He has continued to impress at the NBA Draft Combine.

“After attempting 20 total 3s in college, his release has been on display at the combine, which shows his potential to thrive from NBA distance. Lofton’s athleticism limits his ceiling, but he compensates for it with really smooth footwork and good IQ. If his 3-point shot can translate, he could become a sneaky-good candidate in the second round. He turns 20 in August and is reminiscent of a faster version of Zach Randolph.” – Sanjesh Singh, NBCSports.com

The 2022 NBA Draft is set for June 23 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.