Each year since 2006, MaxPreps has recognized outstanding performers in
high school basketball. America's source for high school sports continues
the tradition to close out the 2020-21 season by naming the top player in
each state. Selections are based on team success and individual
excellence, in addition to local and state accolades.
of Fenwick (Oak Park)
is the 2020-21 MaxPreps Illinois High School Basketball Player of the
Year. The 6-foot-7, 220-pound senior helped the Friars go 13-3 overall and 11-1 in Chicago Catholic League play.
Hopkins averaged 24.4 points and 12.5 rebounds and three assists per contest and was named Chicago Catholic League Player of the Year for the second consecutive season.
Signed with Kentucky, Hopkins is regarded as the No. 27 prospect in the Class of 2021 overall
according to 247Sports. The versatile forward also earned offers from Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisville, Michigan, Oregon and Wisconsin among others.
state's MaxPreps Player of the Year will be considered for inclusion in
the MaxPreps All-America Team, which is scheduled to be released April