Scotty Hopson Recognized for Instigating Skyforce Playoff Push
It appears the 52 points against Reno was just a sign of things to come. The NBADL named Sioux Falls Skyforce forward Scotty Hopson the March Player of the Month.
According to a press release from the team, Hopson is the first Skyforce player to earn Player of the Month honors since Demetris Nichols was named Player of the Month for February during the 2012-13 season. The accolades continue to mount for this season’s team with four players called up during the season and two of them remaining in the NBA with the Miami Heat.
Statistically, Hopson averaged 22.5 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists while helping lead the Skyforce to a 9-2 record in March. He shot 58.4% from the field during March, his best field goal shooting percentage in any month this season. During the month, Hopson led the team in scoring on five different occasions. Some samples of his work are down below.
Expand the sample size to the entire season, Hopson is averaging 19.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.2 assists in 40 games (32 starts) for the Skyforce. Sioux Falls has already qualified for the NBA Development League playoffs and need to win one game to win the Central Division and gain home-court advantage during the first round.
We start with a crucial road win against Fort Wayne that got the month started.
Hopson loved playing against the Reno Bighorns in a 38-point road win.
This would not be complete without the 52-point Skyforce franchise record setter.