February 8, 2007

Hopson leaving door open for Cats?

Most college basketball fans in Kentucky still have a hard time believing that Tennessee Volunteers star Chris Lofton isn't playing for the Cats or the Cards.

Of course, Lofton was a somewhat unknown recruit outside the Bluegrass State, and most fans accept the fact that the local schools were not the only ones to miss the Lofton boat.

But what about a local talent who is ranked in the top 10 nationally? Could an elite prospect possibly escape the grasp of the in-state powers?

That seems to be the case with Hopkinsville (Ky.) University Heights Academy junior Scotty Hopson. Hopson passed on several scholarship offers, including Kentucky and Louisville, to commit to Mississippi State.

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