Bryce Hopkins originally signed with the Kentucky Wildcats in the class of 2021. The former 4-star recruit then headed for the transfer portal the following April, eventually ending up at Providence, and he’s made a name for himself there.
Sadly, the preseason All-American will miss the rest of the season, having torn his ACL against Seton Hall earlier in the week. The school announced the extent of Hopkins’ injury.
He was the team’s second-leading scorer, so this will be a big blow to a team that was hopeful of making a deep NCAA Tournament run
Hopkins is from Oak Park, Illinois, and played his high school basketball at Fenwick. He is in his second year at Providence and averaged 15.8 points per game last season, notching 15.5 per game this season. He’s also a strong rebounding presence, averaging 8.6 boards per game. He had two double-double stat lines in two of his last four games.
Hopkins played as a freshman at Kentucky, seeing minutes in 28 games. However, he ended with just 6.5 minutes per game and 2.1 points per game, obviously opting to find a place that allowed him to spread his wings.
Here’s to hoping the star forward rebounds next season with Providence.