A 6-foot-7, 185-pound guard, Scotty Hopson averaged 24.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, three blocks and three assists in leading University Heights in Hopkinsville, Ky., to a 30-5 record this past season. The Blazers won the All "A" Classic title and advanced to the Sweet 16 of the state tournament. A McDonald's All-America selection, he finished third in the dunk contest and scored 10 points for the West squad. A second team Parade All-America, Hopson had a team-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting to lead the Blue team to a 124-114 victory at the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic April 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Hopson, who is rated the No. 11 player in the Class of 2008 by Scout.com, will become the first McDonald's All-America to suit up for the Vols since Vincent Yarbrough (1998-2002). He joins Allan Houston (1989) as the second McDonald's All-America from the state of Kentucky to sign with Tennessee.
Hopson is the fourth member of Tennessee's 2008 signing class, joining Philip Jurick (6-10, 250, Center, Chattanooga, Tenn.), Daniel West (6-1, 165, Guard, Saginaw, Mich.) and Renaldo Woolridge (6-8, 205, Wing, North Hollywood, Calif.).