Kyle Lofton, St. Bonaventure transfer point guard, lands with SEC team
Kyle Lofton, a transfer point guard from St. Bonaventure, has landed with an SEC team.
Todd Golden announced that Florida has signed Lofton after he earned All-Atlantic 10 honors each of the past 3 seasons with 1,613 points and 604 assists. He started all 116 appearances throughout his 4 seasons with the Bonnies. The 6-foot-3 point guard has posted a .421 field goal percentage and shoots at an .820 clip from the free throw line.
“We are excited to bring Kyle into our program here at Florida,” Golden said. “Kyle has experienced a lot of success both from a team and individual standpoint during his time at St. Bonaventure. He’s a proven winner and leader. He makes others around him better and cares only about one thing: winning.”
A native of Hillsdale, N.J., Lofton helped St. Bonaventure to an NCAA Tournament bid in 2021, leading the Bonnies with 23 points in the Atlantic 10 championship game vs. VCU.
A little more than 2 weeks ago, Lofton shared his plans to move on.
Lofton wrote in a post on his social media accounts that he entered the transfer portal and the NBA Draft evaluation process while retaining his college eligibility, The Buffalo News reported.
“St. Bonaventure, I appreciate you for welcoming me and my family with open arms, and giving me the best four years of my life,” Lofton wrote. “I have the utmost respect and gratitude for the coaching staff who have become family to me. The words ‘thank you’ aren’t enough for all you have done – from developing me on the court, as well as a young man.”
Welcome to Gator Nation @Kloft0 👏
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