We are happy to announce that Ohio State great and NBA standout Dennis Hopson will be serving as a guest speaker at our upcoming March 12th Buckeye Prep Elite Showcase. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with Hopkins, the following is a short bio. “Dennis Hopson (born April 22, 1965) is a retired American professional basketball player and until the end of the 2013-14 season was an assistant coach at Bowling Green State University. A prolific scorer while playing at Ohio State University, Hopson's stellar shooting skills placed him in second for the NCAA Men's Basketball Division I scoring title during the 1986–87 season and eventually in first on Ohio State's all-time men's basketball career points record.[The All-American and 1987 Big Ten Conference Player of the Year was selected as the third overall pick in the 1987 NBA Draft by the New Jersey Nets, playing a total of five seasons in the league. Hopson spent the majority of the 1990s playing basketball overseas before retiring at the close of the decade.”
Having played and coached basketball at the highest levels, Hopkins is uniquely qualified to provide our showcase attendees invaluable insight into his own past experiences, as well as what it takes to become successful in the game of basketball. In addition, Hopkins developed and ran his own travel basketball team program locally for several years, so he understands the dynamics of middle and high school basketball. We are honored and excited to have Hopson speak at our event where he can play at least a small part in helping our showcase attendees to reach their future basketball goals!