#11 Mike Hopkins
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6'5"   Guard
HS: Mater Dei Laguna Hills, CA
Born:  
Season Stats
Season Cl Pos G GS Min FG FGA % FT FTA % 3Pt 3PA % Asst Reb DReb OReb Fls DQ TO ST BS Pts PPG APG RPG
1989-90 Fr G 20 0 167 20 36 55.6% 15 20 75.0% 2 5 40.0% 26 24 --- --- 31 0 14 4 0 57 2.9 1.3 1.2
1990-91 So G 31 4 411 38 74 51.4% 17 31 54.8% 9 22 40.9% 43 60 --- --- 85 3 36 12 4 102 3.3 1.4 1.9
1991-92 Jr G 31 31 833 65 145 44.8% 56 89 62.9% 15 43 34.9% 71 121 64 57 117 0 42 45 7 201 6.5 2.3 3.9
1992-93 Sr G 29 27 818 91 208 43.8% 62 84 73.8% 24 65 36.9% 63 106 60 46 76 4 63 42 10 268 9.2 2.2 3.7
Career    
111
62
2229
214
463
46.2%
150
224
67.0%
50
135
37.0%
203
311
+124
+103
309
155
103
21
628
5.7
1.8
2.8

Mike Hopkins was a scrappy shooting guard for the Orangemen, a solid starter for two seasons and captain his senior year. Hopkins was a fine ball handler and a solid perimeter shooter. However, he was a fan favorite because he constantly hustled on the court, diving for loose balls and hustling for rebounds. Seeing Hopkins with a bloody uniform, floor burns or a black eye was common place. He was one of those players who did all the little things in a game that allowed a team to be a consistent winner.

He was a high school basketball teammate of fellow Orangeman LeRon Ellis. As a junior at Syracuse, Hopkins teamed with Adrian Autry in the backcourt. Against Georgetown in the Big East tournament finals, Hopkins hit two free three with three seconds left that won the game and the Big East Championship for the Orangemen.

His senior year, Hopkins was more involved in the offense, scoring 9.2 points per game. Against Pittsburgh in his last home game, he led the team to victory with 20 points, six rebounds and five assists.

Following graduation he played in the CBA for the Rochester Renegades, and also played in Europe in Turkey and Holland.

Hopkins became an assistant coach for Syracuse in 1996, and worked primarily with the guards. Jason Hart and Allen Griffin were two of the first guards that he worked extensively with. In 2000 he also started recruiting for the Orangemen, and found he excelled in that role. He was an assistant coach on the 2003 National Championship team.

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