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SEATTLE – (Nov. 8) Trey’von Hopkins and Rip Economou have signed National Letters of Intent with Seattle University men’s basketball, Head Coach Jim Hayford announced Wednesday.
The No. 1 ranked player in Oklahoma by PrepHoops.com, Hopkins is a 6-3, 185-pound guard hailing from Oklahoma City, Okla., where he preps at Carl Albert High School. He is also ranked as a 3-star prospect by Rivals.com and 247sports.com.
“Trey’von is a great young man who will be an immediate force for us,” said Hayford. He is a great student, great person and great player.”
Hopkins averaged 27.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists per game during his junior season, earning First Team All-State honors. During his sophomore season, Hopkins led the Titans to the Class 5A State Championship. He was named a First Team All-State and the state MVP. Hopkins also earned Second Team All-State honors as a freshman.
Economou is a 6-8, 185-pound shooting guard who preps at Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif. He earned First Team All-Ocean League honors both his sophomore and junior seasons as the Vikings made back-to-back CIF Southern Section appearances.
“Rip us one of the top pure shooters on the West Coast,” Hayford said. “He is still growing and will have the size and skill to play multiple positions for us. He is also a top student in the classroom and will be a great fit at Seattle U.”
Economou averaged 17 ppg as a sophomore, leading SMHS to the CIF Southern Section title. He averaged 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior last season as the Vikings advanced to the second round of the section tournament.
A 3-star prospect according to Rivals.com, Economou has also played for the Cali Stars AAU team. He is a 4.0 student at SMHS and his father, Greg, was a member of the UCONN men’s basketball team in 1986-87 and 1987-88 seasons.
Seattle U officially opens the 2017-18 season on Friday, Nov. 10 at St. Louis University in the first of four games that will be played as part of the 2017 2K Classic benefitting Wounded Warrior Project. The Redhawks return to Seattle for their home opener at the Connolly Complex on Nov. 12.