"School starts back tomorrow," said Hopson. "I am rested up. I got the chance to get in the gym a couple of days ago. I am ready."
The talented All-Star is looking to make his mark in the classroom as well as on the court this year.
"I am trying to be a straight A student this year," said Scotty. "I am going to hit the books as hard as possible. I want to be my best off the court too."
For Hopson and has high school teammates, this will be the last go around. Scotty wants to go out with a bang.
"We're going to make this year memorable," said Scotty. "We are going to have a lot of success and we're going to have a lot of fun. We are going to try to win a lot of games this year and see if we can't get a championship."
Scotty was recently awarded five stars by scout.com, the highest possible rating, and named the number eleven overall college basketball prospect in the nation. The Mississippi State commitment takes such accolades in stride.
"I haven't seen it," said Hopson. "It's good for publicity and things like that. It is nice to see your name up there, but you still have to go out and there and do it on the court. If you want to keep your name up there, you have to play hard."
Scotty committed to Mississippi State a few months back and it appears the Bulldogs are making sure their future star continues to feel wanted.
"Yesterday was my birthday," said Hopson. "The coaches from Mississippi State called me and wished me a happy birthday. That was pretty cool. They were the only school that called me."
Hopson is still the subject of some relentless rumors, but he hopes to put those rumors to rest.
"I am 100% solid in my commitment," said Scotty. "Everyday I hear more rumors and I have people telling me to go to Kentucky. It's good to feel wanted, but it gets old after a while."