6.27.2011

Former Vol Scotty Hopson Not Drafted


It came as no surprise to me that former Vols basketball player Scotty Hopson went undrafted. It was more of a surprise that Hopson decided to enter the NBA Draft after his junior year.

Hopson has steadily improved over his three years at Tennessee, which was definitely a positive. But, he is nowhere near ready to play in the NBA.

Having that fourth year under his belt and improving even more is what many Vols fans were hoping for. Instead, Hopson opted to take his talents to the NBA in what turned out to be a very questionable decision. There is no question that Hopson has talent, but it is certain that he needed to continue to grow as a basketball player by staying for his senior season.

It seems obvious to say it was a bad decision to go pro after the fact, but I really hope for his sake that he can bounce back from this and get onto a NBA roster in the near future.

Photo - AP

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