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Jaron Hopkins
Player Profile:
Jaron Hopkins 1245337
Position: Guard
Height: 6'5"
Weight: 190
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.
High School: Dobson HS [Chandler, Ariz.]
Experience: 1 Letter

2014-15 (sophomore): Played in 32 games with 17 starts • Averaged 5.8 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game • One of six players who averaged over 20 minutes a game (20.9) • Six games in double digits, including a career high 20 points at Arizona State (Jan. 17) • Also made a personal-best seven made field goals and minutes played (35), tied career-highs in attempts (11) with five assists and four steals against the Sun Devils • 11 games with 5 or more rebounds with a season-high nine caroms at home against California (Feb. 12) • In his 17 starts, averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.2 steals per game • Two of those starts, led Buffs in scoring 12 points (shared) at Utah (Jan. 7) and versus Washington (Jan. 22) with 11 • Shot 48 percent (47-of-98) in his 17 starts, scoring seven or more points 10 times; four or more rebounds nine times (13 times overall) • Shot over 50 percent or better on nine occasions in those starts.

2013-14 (freshman): Played in all 35 games with nine starts • Averaged 4.8 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist per game • In nine starts, averaged 4.8 ppg., 2.7 rpg., 1.1 apg., 0.8 spg. • Scored six double digit games, including a season-high 13 points (10 pts. in the first half) on 5-of-8 field goals in Pac-12 opener and home victory against Oregon State (Jan. 2) • Tied for team honors with 10 rebounds and personal high 29 minutes in home win versus Washington (Feb. 9) • Scored 10 first half points with a season-best four assists and three steals in road win against USC (Feb. 16) • Also made three treys in one game, twice with both games on the road (at Air Force, Nov. 30; at Utah, Mar. 1).

Dobson HS: Senior year averaged 22.2 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.1 steals per game • Dobson went 19-12 and advanced to second round of the Division I state playoffs • Second-team all-state (Division I) honoree • 2013 Rivals.com: Three-star: 30th ranked shooting guard; 119th ranked prospect overall • As a junior, averaged 21.8 points, 7.0 rebounds, 6.0 assists and 0.8 blocks • Shot 60 percent from the field, including 37 percent from beyond the arc • During the 2011-12 season, scored 20 or more points 16 times and led Basha in points, steals and assists • Team went 22-7 advancing to the second round of the AIA Division I playoffs • Rated a four-star prospect by Rivals.com, the 29th best shooting guard, and the nation’s 109th best prospect overall • Played AAU ball for the Compton Magic.

Academics: Open Option major in Colorado’s College of Arts & Sciences.

Personal: Born November 14, 1994 • Son of Brian and Veronika Hopkins • One of three children • Wore jersey number 1 in high school • Set the school scoring record for points (43) in a game on Jan. 27, 2012 • Involved in summer camp teaching/mentoring kids.

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