ATLANTA -- Several Southeastern Conference teams would like to have Hopkinsville's Scotty Hopson on their roster next year when they play in the SEC Tournament.
The University Heights star verbally committed to Mississippi State last fall, but did not sign with the Bulldogs in November. Now he has re-opened his recruitment and Kentucky and Tennessee have both made a push to sign him next month.
Madisonville native Albert Jackson, who will start for Georgia tonight against Mississippi, knows Hopson and stays in touch with him.
"In the summer, we might have played some pick-up games when we were younger, but we were never actually on the same team. In AAU, we played for the same program one year, but I was on the older team and he was on the younger team," Jackson said.
"He is a good person, good player. He has everything you could want out of a guard or small forward. He is going to be a great college player wherever he decides to go. Hopefully he decides to come down here with me. I would love that, but whatever he decides he will be great."