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Hopson hones his D

He averaged better than 30 points per game in each of his first two seasons of Rocky Top Summer League basketball, so the 37 points he scored Thursday night was no surprise.

But the points Scotty Hopson PREVENTED was. Showing a newfound knack for defense, the 6-7 University of Tennessee junior blocked shots, deflected passes and made steals all over the court. It wasn't enough to carry his Knoxville News-Sentinel team to victory but it was enough to show that Hopson's athleticism can be just as disruptive on defense as it is dynamic on offense. "I'm trying to use...

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