Making the List: Dennis Hopson

College Basketball is in full swing, ending soon. The Ohio State University has only nine games remaining before discussions evolve reference Tournament play. There is hope, always is. This brings me to the discussion of one of the greatest players to ever don a scarlet and gray uniform – Dennis Hopson. Born April 22, 1965 […]


TBBC Radio Hour: Hoops Legend Dennis Hopson

It’s not very often that you get to sit down for 45 minutes and talk with a legend.

The Buckeye Battle Cry Radio Hour on Buckeye Sports Radio is back with one of the best ballers in Buckeye history as Dennis Hopson, Ohio State’s all-time leading scorer, stops by to talk about the game of basketball.

Hopson averaged 29 points per game during his senior year under first year head coach Gary Williams and was taken 3rd overall in the 1987 NBA Draft.tbbc-Radio-Hour-itunes

We talk about his time at Ohio State under Williams and Eldon Miller. We also touched on the Toledo basketball scene and what made players so great from that Area.

Dennis and I also talk about his transition to coaching and how he uses his experiences to help his players.

Hopson and I also take about the current state of the game and his advice for D’Angelo Russell as he weighs the decision to return to Ohio State for his sophomore season or enter the NBA Draft.

That and much much more with one of Ohio State’s greatest on the hardwood.

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