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.  He played three seasons of college basketball for the University of Tennessee under head coach Bruce Pearl from 2008 to 2011. 
On March 31, 2014, he signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.  On April 6, 2014, he was assigned to the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.  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.  The next day, the Hornets traded him to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for cash considerations.  Two days later, he was again traded, this time to the Houston Rockets.  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.  On September 24, 2014, he was waived by the Kings. 
On December 7, 2014, Hopson was acquired by the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA Development League.  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.  On April 21, 2015, he signed with Laboral Kutxa of Spain for the rest of the 2014–15 ACB season. 
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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.