Hopson SEC frosh of week

Tennessee's Scotty Hopson has been named the Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.

The highly touted newcomer from Hopkinsville, Ky., scored 17 points in just 19 minutes of action during his collegiate debut Saturday against Chattanooga.

One of two freshman starters for the Vols Saturday, Scotty Hopson was 7-of-11 from the floor, including 3-of-6 from 3-point range. He added three rebounds, one steal and one block in the winning effort.

Hopson also enthralled the crowd of 21,864 with four dunks as UT?rolled to a 114-75 victory. One of his dunks—a high-flying, one-handed jam—was featured on ESPN SportsCenter's Top-10 Plays Saturday night.

Hopson's award gives Tennessee 18 SEC?Player or Freshman of the Week honors since the 2005-06 season—Bruce Pearl's first as UT's head coach.

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