NC State is not through trying to add guard depth for next season just yet. Texas Southern graduate transfer Zach Lofton has heard from a number of high majors, per Jeff Goodman, the Wolfpack included. Lofton averaged 16.8 points per game for the Tigers as a junior this past season.
Lofton is the definition of college journeyman, having begun his career at Illinois State before signing with Minnesota, getting kicked off the Gophers before playing a single regular-season game, and then transferring to Texas Southern. Nobody seems to much mind his history, based on the interest he’s gotten: Gonzaga, South Carolina, and Pittsburgh are among the other schools interested.
He was pretty good as a high-workload player last season, posting a respectable 48.7% shooting percentage inside the arc and getting to the free throw line frequently. He is, alas, merely a 27.1% career three-point shooter, though that hasn’t discouraged him from taking plenty of threes.
But he does appear capable of helping in a few different ways and NC State is not exactly in position to quibble over a few flaws in a kid who has averaged double digits in both of his college seasons.