What was it that led Trey'von Hopkins to choose Boise State over a host of other offers and even more suitors? "The people and the staff," said in regards to his commitment. "Coach Beckner was up-front with me about everything and I'd do just about anything for that guy," he added.
"It's kind of funny," he stated. "Gonzaga was my dream school, but Coach Rice has that Gonzaga background. I know he knows how to coach and I feel he can guide me to that next level."
"They see me as a guy that can step in and make an impact as a freshman," said Hopkins. "They think I can be that top guard they've been looking for."
Hopkins has yet to visit the campus, but will be making a trip to Boise in two weeks.
"I'm going up there in two weeks," he said. "I'm excited to see the players, the environment, and the campus. Honestly, things like facilities aren't that big of a deal to me because there are a lot of schools out there with really good basketball programs and not very good facilities."
He went on to say that his relationship with Coach Phil Beckner played a large role in his commitment.
"Like I said, I'd do just about anything for that guy," said Hopkins. "He's straight-forward, down to earth, and wants to make you a better player. Those are things that are important to me."
"I'm 100% committed and will sign during the early signing period."
New Bronco commitment Jaycson Bereal had yet to commit to Boise State at the time of the interview, but Hopkins stated he felt the Broncos were a strong contender. Beal and Hopkins have been AAU teammates over the past few years, so they are quite familiar with each other.
"He loved his visit up there," said Hopkins. "I've talked to him a bit about the visit."
"I plan on guiding him in the direction of Boise State," he said with a laugh.
As a sophomore, Hopkins won a state championship and came up just short in 2016 as Carl Albert lost in the semifinals. Going out on top is his focus as a senior.
"I really want to finish strong," he said. "I want to win a state championship, average 27 PPG, and be MVP of the tournament."
So, what can Bronco fans expect to see from Trey'von Hopkins?
"I'm an aggressive guard," he said. "The coaches like my athletic ability and my shooting ability," he added.
Hopkins chose Boise State over Nebraska, DePaul, FGCU, Missouri State, and Tulsa.
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