Brian Scott "Scotty" Hopson (born August 8, 1989) is an American professional basketball player Galatasaray of the Turkish Basketball Super League (BSL). He played college basketball for Tennessee.

 

 

High school and college career

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.[6] He played three seasons of college basketball for the University of Tennessee under head coach Bruce Pearl from 2008 to 2011.[7]

Professional career

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.[8]

In July 2012, he signed with Hapoel Eilat of the Israeli Basketball Super League for the 2012–13 season.[9] 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.[11] In January 2014, he left Turkey and returned to the United States.

On March 31, 2014, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.[12] On April 6, 2014, he was assigned to the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.[13] 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.[14] The next day, the Hornets traded him to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for cash considerations.[15] Two days later, he was again traded, this time to the Houston Rockets.[6] 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.[6] On September 24, 2014, he was waived by the Kings.[6]

On December 7, 2014, Hopson was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.[6] 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.[6] On April 21, 2015, he signed with Laboral Kutxa of Spain for the rest of the 2014–15 ACB season.[6]

In September 2015, Hopson signed with the Foshan Long Lions of China for the 2015–16 CBA season.[6]

On July 24, 2016, Hopson signed with Croatian club Cedevita Zagreb.[6] On February 11, 2017, Hopson signed with Israeli club Ironi Nahariya for the rest of the 2016–17 season.[6][6]

On July 20, 2017, Hopson signed with Turkish club Galatasaray for the 2017–18 season.[7]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames 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.

NBA

Regular season

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
2014–15Cleveland203.5.000.000.500.0.5.5.0.5
Career 203.5.000.000.500.0.5.5.0.5

EuroLeague

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPGPIR
2013–14Anadolu Efes111028.5.625.484.7354.21.11.1.515.515.7
Career 111028.5.625.484.7354.21.11.1.515.515.7