Hopson could team with 6-8 Renaldo Woolridge or 6-6 Cameron Tatum on the wings to replace two 6-2 wings – Chris Lofton and JaJuan Smith. That should make UT a better zone defensive team and a better pressing team.
But alas, all good things must come to an end, and Hopson said he plans to be a one-and-done player. He said he would stay at UT three or four years if he doesn't project to be a high NBA draft pick, but he hopes he's good enough to turn pro after his freshman season.
If the incoming class is as good as advertised, Tennessee could be a legitimate contender for a first-ever Final Four appearance.