Open main menu

Brian Scott "Scotty" Rodger Hopson (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional basketball player for Hapoel Holon of the Israeli Premier League. He played college basketball for the University of Tennessee before playing professionally in Greece, Israel, Turkey, Spain, China and Croatia. Hopson also had a short stint in the NBA with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2013 and the Dallas Mavericks in 2017.

Scotty Hopson
Scotty Hopson.jpg
Hopson playing for Tennessee in March 2011
No. 32 – Hapoel Holon
PositionShooting guard / Small forward
LeagueIsraeli Premier League
Personal information
Born (1989-08-08) August 8, 1989 (age 29)
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
High schoolUniversity Heights Academy
(Hopkinsville, Kentucky)
CollegeTennessee (2008–2011)
NBA draft2011 / Undrafted
Playing career2011–present
Career history
2011–2012Kolossos Rodou
2012–2013Hapoel Eilat
2013–2014Anadolu Efes
2014Cleveland Cavaliers
2014Canton Charge
2014–2015Sioux Falls Skyforce
2015Laboral Kutxa
2015–2016Foshan Long Lions
2016–2017Cedevita
2017Ironi Nahariya
2017–2018Galatasaray
2018Dallas Mavericks
2018–2019Oklahoma City Blue
2019–presentHapoel Holon
Career highlights and awards

Contents

High school and college careerEdit

Considered a five-star recruit by the Rivals.com recruiting network, Hopson was listed as the No. 2 shooting guard and the No. 5 player in the nation in 2008.[1] He played three seasons of college basketball for the University of Tennessee under head coach Bruce Pearl from 2008 to 2011.[2]

Professional careerEdit

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 reassigned 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, he signed with Laboral Kutxa of Spain for the rest of the 2014–15 ACB season.[15]

In September 2015, Hopson signed with the Foshan Long Lions of China for the 2015–16 CBA season.[16]

On July 24, 2016, Hopson signed with Croatian club Cedevita Zagreb.[17] On February 11, 2017, Hopson signed with Israeli club Ironi Nahariya for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[18][19]

On July 20, 2017, Hopson signed with Turkish club Galatasaray for the 2017–18 season.[20] On January 19, 2018, Hopson was reported to have left Galatasaray.[21]

On February 26, 2018, Hopson signed a 10-day contract with the Dallas Mavericks.[22] After appearing in one game, he was not offered a second 10-day contract.[23]

On October 10, 2018, Hopson joined the Oklahoma City Thunder's training camp roster.[24] He was waived on October 12.[25] He then joined the Thunder's G League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Blue.[26] On February 14, 2019 he signed a 10-day contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. [27] Hopson later was not offered a second 10-day contract and thus returned to the Oklahoma City Blue.[28]

On April 18, 2019, Hopson returned to Israel for a third stint, signing with Hapoel Holon.[29] On April 28, 2019, Hopson suffered a foot injury in his first game with Holon. He was later ruled out for the rest of the season.[30]

The Basketball TournamentEdit

In 2017, Hopson played for the Kentucky Kings of The Basketball Tournament. Hopson scored 17.5 PPG along with 2.0 APG and 3.5 RPG to help earn his team a spot in the second round of the tournament. The Basketball Tournament is an annual $2 million winner-take-all tournament broadcast on ESPN.[31]

Career statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  PIR  Performance Index Rating
 Bold  Career high

Note: The EuroLeague is not the only competition in which the player participated for the team during the season. He also played in domestic competition, and regional competition if applicable.

NBAEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2014–15 Cleveland 2 0 3.5 .000 .000 .500 .0 .5 .5 .0 .5
2017–18 Dallas 1 0 8.0 .000 .000 .500 .0 1.0 .0 .0 1.0
Career 3 0 5.0 .000 .000 .500 .0 .7 .3 .0 .7

EuroLeagueEdit

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG PIR
2013–14 Anadolu Efes 11 10 28.5 .625 .484 .735 4.2 1.1 1.1 .5 15.5 15.7
Career 11 10 28.5 .625 .484 .735 4.2 1.1 1.1 .5 15.5 15.7

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Rivals.com". sports.yahoo.com.
  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. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. 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 - Charlotte Hornets".
  9. ^ "Pelicans Acquire Scotty Hopson - New Orleans Pelicans".
  10. ^ "Rockets Land Ariza & Valuable First Round Pick - Houston Rockets".
  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 - Sacramento Kings".
  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.
  16. ^ "Scotty Hopson joins Foshan Long Lions". court-side.com. September 17, 2015. Retrieved November 4, 2015.
  17. ^ "Scotty Hopson signs with Cedevita Zagreb". Sportando.com. July 24, 2016. Retrieved July 24, 2016.
  18. ^ League, Winner. "Ironi Nahariya signed @Shopson32, replacing injured Gilbert Brown. Hopson played in Hapoel Eilat in 12/13".
  19. ^ "Israeli Basketball, Teams, Scores, Stats, News, Standings - eurobasket News".
  20. ^ "Galatasaray signs small forward Hopson".
  21. ^ "Scotty Hopson parts ways with Galatasaray He left the team because of unpaid salaries". Sportando.com. January 19, 2018. Retrieved January 19, 2018.
  22. ^ "Mavericks sign Scotty Hopson to 10-day contract". NBA Media Ventures, LLC. February 26, 2018. Retrieved February 26, 2018.
  23. ^ "Scotty Hopson: Not re-signed by Dallas". cbssports.com. March 11, 2018. Retrieved March 11, 2018.
  24. ^ "Thunder Signs Grantham, Hopson and Wells". NBA.com. October 10, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  25. ^ "Thunder Waives Four". NBA.com. October 12, 2018. Retrieved October 12, 2018.
  26. ^ "Oklahoma City Blue Announces Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. October 23, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  27. ^ "Scotty Hopson and Richard Solomon Signed to 10-Day Contracts". NBA.com. February 14, 2019. Retrieved February 14, 2019.
  28. ^ "Thunder do not re-sign Solomon, Hopson at end of 10-day contracts". usatoday.com. February 25, 2019. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  29. ^ "Hapoel Holon signs Scotty Hopson and Egor Koulechov". Sportando.basketball. April 18, 2019. Retrieved April 18, 2019.
  30. ^ "חסר מזל: הופסון עבר MRI ונקבע כי סיים את העונה". ONE.co.il (in Hebrew). April 29, 2019. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
  31. ^ https://www.thetournament.com/players/scotty-hopson-0

External linksEdit