I guess you can’t blame Clay Travis for spewing some pretty serious hate towards his beloved Vols. The football team was abysmal, and now, after a preseason of lofty expectations, the basketball team appears to be a bunch of self-centered non-defenders.
He especially has some choice words for Scotty Hopson, who, apparently, thought that the first half three he tear-dropped through the net was hilarious.
Let’s go ahead and call Hopson what he is, the most overrated UT basketball recruit since Charles Hathaway. Who was, you guessed it, also a McDonald’s All American. But at least Hathaway was a big man. Big men are notoriously hard to project. How could so many people be so wrong about Hopson’s relative talent level? They did him a disservice by ranking him as highly as they did. Can we send him back to Kentucky in exchange for a case of Bourbon? (editor’s note: No.)
I know, I know, he’s a freshman and freshman take blah blah blah. Shut up. He is not a good basketball player. Period. I’m not saying he needs to be rewriting the Vol record book. I’m just saying he needs to be capable of passing, shooting, jumping, and dribbling like an average player. I’ve seen no evidence of this yet. The fact that anyone called him a one-and-done player is an indictment of the basketball recruiting industry.
He goes on for quite some time, and like 3800 words. Definitely worth the read if you’ve yet to have your fill of Vol-related schadenfreude.
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