Adjusting for Success
For as much attention as Lofton draws with the ball in her hands, she is an extremely unselfish player. She works with the opportunities in front of her and is happy to set her teammates up for success. Her ability to get around defenders and into the paint routinely creates big passing lanes to kick to shooters or cutters.
These plays highlight the mature mindset Lofton carries with her on the court and finding ways to win games. With or without the ball in her hands, she is able to quickly recognize areas of weakness in opposing defenses and works to exploit these any way she can. Whether it’s flashing into space to facilitate or score, Lofton does what’s needed to make opposing teams pay for their moments of inattention.
Independently possessing this level of recognition at this stage is impressive and speaks volumes to how well Lofton is able to process what’s happening on the court. She is a very high IQ weapon for her team and has displayed how effective she is at manipulating defenses and executing what she sees unfolding in front of her.