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High Praise

Photo Courtesy: Elk Valley Times
Photo Courtesy: Elk Valley Times

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball signee Nick Hopkins (Fayetteville, Tenn.) has been named Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association (TSSAA) Class A Mr. Basketball.

The dynamic guard averaged 33.3 points, 6.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.3 steals per game as a senior for Fayetteville High School. Hopkins scored 40 or more points in seven games, including 51 points in the season opener vs. Marshall County and a career-high 54 points vs. Huntland.

During his high school career, Hopkins rewrote the FHS record book, scoring 2,851 points, including a whopping 931 this past season.

A District 9-A Most Valuable Player, Hopkins was named to The Tennessean All-Midstate Team.

In addition, Hopkins played AAU basketball for the Georgia Stars, who took home the prestigious Nike EYBL Peach Jam title this past summer.