By Mike Max

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Zach Lofton is a basketball talent – he just needs to get on track since leaving Columbia Heights High School in 2011.

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He now has a plan, and he also has game.

“I need to do a little bit of everything,” he said. “I don’t think I do anything great, but I do some things OK.”

Lofton’s had a stop at a prep school in Iowa, and spent this summer in the Howard Pulley League here in the metro area.

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He’s trying to jump start his career that was filled with so much potential. Next stop? A high profile junior college in Houston, Texas.

“I could have gone Division-I,” Lofton said. “There were a lot of opportunities, but I thought I’d be better going off to a junior college for a year, and see if I get some major offers.”

It would be a shame if Lofton didn’t take his talent somehere. Talent like his doesn’t come around often.

“If I do well at the universities; if pro scouts come, they come,” he said. “If overseas scouts come, they come.”

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Says coach Antwan Harris, “The sky is the limit for this kid. He’s a tremendous talent.”

Mike Max