Standing atop the 2008 class in Kentucky, is University Heights' wing, Scotty Hopson.
Hopson, at 6-foot-5, 180 pounds, could be the most highly recruited player from the state of Kentucky in several years.
Averaging only 14 points per game, to go with seven rebounds may not sound like much, playing for a single A team in Kentucky, but Hopson did most of his damage coming off the bench for University Heights. The Hopkinsville Kentucky native really exploded onto the scene this summer, while playing for the Midstate Ballerz.
Hopson averaged 17 points per game to go with six rebounds during the AAU season. Several teams have shown interest and offered Hopson. "Ohio State, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Clemson, Louisville, and Alabama are all recruiting me," said Hopson. Hopson also added that they had all offered.
Where does Hopson fit in on the court? "I think I'm more of a two, but they've got me listed at the three. I prefer to play the two though," Hopson said. "I'm very athletic and a quick leaper. I shoot the ball well and handle it well." Hopson continued. "I want to extend my three point range, though."
Hopson has many high major options to choose from when he decides to make his decision, but a couple of things stand out to him. "Playing time is a big factor, that and a good coaching staff."
Scotty has taken several unofficial visits so far, including trips to Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Louisville and Mississippi State. He'll also be making an unofficial visit to Lexington, to see Kentucky's Big Blue Madness on Friday.
Hopson is a four star player according to Scout.com.
Hopson has plans for Friday the 13th
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