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Was a first-team All-SEC selection (coaches) after leading the Vols in scoring (17.0 ppg, fifth in the SEC), 3-point percentage (.376) and minutes played (29.3) ... Also earned second-team NABC All-District 21 honors and second-team All-SEC honors from the Associated Press ... Selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the NIT Season Tip-Off ... Two-time SEC Player of the Week (Nov. 29 and Dec. 13) ... Started all 32 games in which he played ... Was Tennessee's top rebounding guard, pulling down 3.3 rpg ... Shot .452 from the field (188-of-416) and .735 at the foul line (114-155) ... Was a .912 free-throw shooter in overtime and the final four minutes of the second half (31-34) ... Led the Vols in scoring 16 times ... Scored at least 10 points in 28 games and had 20 or more points in nine games ... Threw down a team-high 34 dunks on the year ... Was the SEC's third-leading scorer during conference play, averaging 19.3 ppg ... Scored 24 points in UT's road win at South Carolina (3/3/11) ... Slashed his way to a team-best 19 points in the win at No. 18 Vanderbilt (2/22/11) and put the game away at the foul line late in the second half ... Poured in a career-high 32 points on a career-high 12 field goals vs. Georgia (2/19/11) ... Scored a game-high 23 points in the home win over South Carolina (2/16/11) ... Had a game-high 22 points at Florida (2/12/11) on 9-of-14 shooting ... Suffered a lateral sprain of his left ankle in practice Feb. 1 and missed the Auburn and Alabama games (first missed games of his HS or college career) ... Scored 22 points on 9-of-14 shooting during the win over LSU (1/26/11); also grabbed six rebounds against the Tigers ... Played a career-high 39 minutes vs. Florida (1/11/11) and scored 20 points ... Tallied 24 points on a career-high 21 shot attempts vs. College of Charleston (12/31/10) ... Scored UT's last nine points, including the game-winning layup with seven seconds on the clock, as the Vols beat Belmont (12/23/10) ... Shot 10-of-13 from the field, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range while exploding for a career-high 27 points in the win over Pitt (12/11/10) ... Averaged 18.0 points and 6.0 rebounds in the NIT Season Tip-Off wins over Villanova and eventual Final Four participant VCU at Madison Square Garden in New York City ... Recorded his first career double-double (18 points, career-high 11 rebounds) in the win over VCU (11/24/10).
Attended the NCAA Career in Sports Forum in Indianapolis in May ... Attended the Paul Pierce and LeBron James Skills Academies in Chicago and Akron, Ohio, respectively ... Was one of 20 collegians picked to play on the USA Basketball Men's Select Team, which competed against the 2010 USA Basketball Men's National Team during its July training camp in Las Vegas, Nev.
Played in all 37 games with 36 starts ... Led the team in scoring--or shared top honors--a team-high 12 times and scored in double figures a team-best 26 times... Led the Vols in minutes played (27.7 mpg) and ranked second on the team in scoring (12.2 ppg) and slam dunks (32) ... Also led the team in field goals and 3-pointers made and attempted ... His .333 shooting percentage from beyond the arc was second-best on the team ... Averaged 12.5 points per game in SEC play ... Went 7-of-9 from the field and totaled 17 points in UT's NCAA Tournament second-round win over Ohio and used stifling perimeter defense to contain the Bobcats' dangerous backcourt (3/20/10) ... In the lone game in which he came off the bench, he posted his highest SEC scoring output of the year as he totaled 20 points at Florida (2/23/10) ... Hit the game-winning jumper with his foot on the 3-point line in the final seconds of UT's home win over Florida (1/31/10) ... Consistently knifed through the Kansas defense while leading the Vols with 17 points as Tennessee upset the top-ranked and previously unbeaten Jayhawks 76-68 in Knoxville (1/10/10) ... Scored 21 points in the win over College of Charleston and tied a career-high with six rebounds (11/27/09) ... Scored a career-high 25 points in back-to-back games against UNC Asheville (11/17/09) and East Carolina (11/20/09).
Garnered SEC All-Freshman Team acclaim from the league's coaches and also earned a pair of SEC Freshman of the Week awards ... Saw action in all 34 games while making 30 starts as UT's shooting guard ... Led the Vols in 3-point shooting percentage (.357) and 3-pointers made (46) and ranked fourth on the team with 9.2 points per game ... Ranked 10th among all SEC freshmen in scoring ... Was Tennessee's third-leading scorer in SEC play, averaging 10.3 points per game while starting 15 of 16 conference games ... Led the team in scoring three times and ranked second on the team with 24 dunks on the season ... Shot 7-of-11 from the floor in his collegiate debut and scored 17 points in 19 minutes during UT's season-opening win over Chattanooga (11/15/08) ... Scored 16 points off the bench in the Old Spice Classic championship game vs. Gonzaga (11/30/08) ... Finished with 19 points against South Carolina after shooting 7-of-12 from the floor and going 5-for-5 at the foul line (1/17/09) ... Drained a season-high four 3-pointers and shot 8-of-12 from the floor while erupting for a team-high 20 points in the Vols' home win over Florida (1/31/09) ... In his first collegiate action in his home state, he led the team with 14 points at Kentucky (2/21/09) ... Enjoyed his best game of the season in UT's regular-season win over Mississippi State, totaling 21 points and six rebounds in 31 minutes of action ... Scored all eight of his points during a second-half rally in UT's NCAA Tournament game against Oklahoma State (3/20/09).
Rated as the No. 5 player in the Class of 2008 by Rivals.com ... A McDonald's All-America selection, he finished third in the dunk contest and scored 10 points for the West squad ... Second team Parade All-America ... Third team selection on USA Today's 2008 All-USA boys basketball team ... 2008 Associated Press Kentucky Boys High School Player of the Year ... First team all-state selection ... Averaged 24.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, three blocks and three assists in leading University Heights to a 30-5 record as a senior ... Led the Blazers to the All "A" Classic title and to the Sweet 16 of the state tournament ... Had a team-high 21 points on 8-of-13 shooting to lead the Blue team to a 124-114 victory at the 2008 Jordan Brand Classic April 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. ... The first McDonald's All-America to suit up for the Vols since Vincent Yarbrough (1998-2002) ... Joins Allan Houston (1989) as the second McDonald's All-America from the state of Kentucky to sign with Tennessee ... Had his No. 32 jersey retired ... Coached by Randy McCoy at University Heights.
Born August 8, 1989, in Muhlenberg, Ky. ... Full name is Brian Scott Hopson ... Academic major: Communication studies ... Mother is Jeanette Hopson ... Recipient of the Richard Mark Foster Family Scholarship and the Dane Bradshaw Endowed Athletic Scholarship.