Scotty Hopson

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Scotty Hopson
No. 32 – Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
Position Shooting guard / Small forward
League Liga ACB
Personal information
Born (1989-08-08) August 8, 1989 (age 25)
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 204 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school University Heights Academy
(Hopkinsville, Kentucky)
College Tennessee (2008–2011)
NBA draft 2011 / Undrafted
Pro career 2011–present
Career history
2011–2012 Kolossos Rodou
2012–2013 Hapoel Eilat
2013–2014 Anadolu Efes
2014 Cleveland Cavaliers
2014 Canton Charge
2014–2015 Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015–present Laboral Kutxa Vitoria
Career highlights and awards

Brian Scott "Scotty" Hopson (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for Laboral Kutxa Vitoria of the Spanish Liga ACB.

High school career[edit]

Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Hopson was listed as the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 5 player in the nation in 2008.[1]

College career[edit]

Hopson played 3 seasons of college basketball at the University of Tennessee from 2008 to 2011.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Hopson went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft. In August 2011, he signed with Kolossos Rodou of the Greek Basket League for the 2011–12 season.[3]

In July 2012, he signed with Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Basketball Super League for the 2012–13 season.[4] In 33 games, he averaged 17.7 points and 5.2 rebounds per game.

In July 2013, he signed with Anadolu Efes of the Turkish Basketball League for the 2013–14 season.[5] In January 2014, he left Turkey and returned to the United States.

On March 31, 2014, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[6] On April 6, 2014, he was assigned to the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.[7] On April 9, 2014, he was recalled by the Cavaliers. The next day, he was re-assigned to the Charge. On April 15, 2014, he was recalled by the Cavaliers.

On July 12, 2014, Hopson was traded, along with cash considerations, to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Brendan Haywood and the draft rights to Dwight Powell.[8] The next day, the Hornets traded him to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for cash considerations.[9] Two days later, he was again traded, this time to the Houston Rockets.[10] On September 17, 2014, he was traded, along with Alonzo Gee, to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Jason Terry and two future second-round draft picks.[11] On September 24, 2014, he was waived by the Kings.[12]

On December 7, 2014, Hopson was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.[13] On February 24, 2015, Hopson set two Skyforce single-game records, scoring 52 points and making 21 field goals in a win over the Reno Bighorns.[14]

On April 21, 2015, Hopson signed with Laboral Kutxa Vitoria of Spain for the rest of the 2014–15 ACB season.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Scotty Hopson Recruiting Profile
  2. ^ "Scotty Hopson Bio". utsports.com. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Kolossos Rhodes sign rookie Scotty Hopson". Sportando.com. August 30, 2011. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Hapoel Eilat tabs Scotty Hopson". Sportando.com. July 12, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  5. ^ "ANADOLU EFES inks swingman Hopson". Euroleague.net. July 25, 2013. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Cavs Sign Scotty Hopson". NBA.com. March 31, 2014. Retrieved March 31, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Cavs Assign Karasev and Hopson to Charge". NBA.com. April 6, 2014. Retrieved April 6, 2014. 
  8. ^ Hopson Acquired from Cavs
  9. ^ PELICANS ACQUIRE SCOTTY HOPSON
  10. ^ Rockets Land Ariza & Valuable First Round Pick
  11. ^ "Kings Acquire Gee, Hopson and Trade Exception from Houston in Exchange for Jason Terry and Pair of Second Round Draft Picks". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. September 17, 2014. Retrieved September 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ Kings Waive Scotty Hopson
  13. ^ Skyforce Acquire Scotty Hopson
  14. ^ "Scotty Hopson sets Skyforce scoring record with 52 points". The Washington Times. February 25, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Scotty Hopson reforzará el perímetro baskonista hasta final de temporada". Saski Baskonia (in Spanish). April 21, 2015. Retrieved April 21, 2015. 

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