According to a report from CBSSports.com, Butler transfer Chrishawn Hopkins has found a new home.
Hopkins, who was dismissed from the team by head coach Brad Stevens last month, is headed to Wright State.
After averaging 9.1 points per game as a sophomore a season ago, the news of Hopkins’ dismissal may seem like a tough blow. However, Rotnei Clarke is eligible and Kellen Dunham, a former top-100 recruit, is now on campus. While Hopkins’ production and leadership certainly would have been key, Butler will be just fine moving forward.
As for Hopkins, he is expected to arrive at Wright State for the second semester of this season. The 6-foot-1 junior guard will be forced to sit out the next year per NCAA rules, but Hopkins will have a year and a half of eligibility remaining once he is allowed to take the court in mid-December of next year. Hopkins is currently enrolled at the junior college level for this fall semester.
Earlier this off-season, the Raiders lost Julius Mays to transfer after the three-point specialist committed to play for Kentucky. Hopkins will give head coach Billy Donlon a proven play maker at the midway point of next season. With no seniors on the Raiders’ current roster, the expectations could certainly begin to pick up a year from now. With that being said, Wright State will likely have to pay their dues in 2012-13, as hype and predictions have pinned the Raiders near the bottom of the Horizon League.
Hopkins is an original native of Indianapolis, Indiana and averaged 2.4 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in addition to his scoring numbers from a season ago.
Paul Seaver in the College Basketball Network Manager at Rant Sports. You can follow him on Twitter: @TheArenaPulse