Kentucky Basketball Commission holding Mack, Miller & Lofton Basketball Tournament

Former Lexington-area stars return home


LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ) – A trio of the areas basketball legends have returned home to help host a basketball tournament among area basketball teams.
Former Bryan Station star Shelvin Mack and former Mason County star Chris Lofton were both back in town on Friday.
The two along with Darius Miller are hosting the Mack, Miller & Lofton Basketball tournament at the Kentucky Basketball Commission.
The tournament features dozens of teams from high schools across the area.
Mack played in two NCAA Tournament championship games with Butler and most recently spent time with the Charlotte Hornets.
Lofton ended going to Tennessee where he became a legend in his own right there before heading overseas to play ball.
Both have had successful career in professional basketball taking different routes, but they have one thing in common…they were once two-star recruits.
Check out what both athletes had to say about ignoring the rankings noise and going to work.

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Bryan Kennedy hails from the Bluegrass State. He was born and raised in Owensboro, KY where he graduated from Apollo High School in 2006. Bryan graduated from the University of Kentucky with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Spanish in 2010. He also received his master's degree in Sports Media and Branding from Western Kentucky University. While at UK, Bryan was the general manager of the on-campus TV station. He also did sports reporting, anchoring, producing and even the weather for UK Student News Network. While working for UKSNN, he also had the pleasure of covering Coach John Calipari's first press conference when he was introduced as the new head coach of the Kentucky Wildcats; easily one of his favorite moments as a young sports reporter. Before coming to ABC 36, Bryan was a morning anchor and reporter at WXXV News 25, our sister station in Gulfport, MS. He anchored more than four hours of news every day, including morning shows on NBC and Fox. While down south, Bryan had the opportunity to cover the Sugar Bowl, New Orleans Saints and the New Orleans Pelicans. After spending a little more than two years at WXXV, Bryan is extremely excited to return home. In his spare time, Bryan enjoys playing sports, especially rugby. He also enjoys crossfitting and watching sports (obviously). He's extremely excited to cover Central Kentucky. Feel free to say hello and send story ideas