On the night of March 3rd, 1987 Ohio State guard Dennis Hopson, playing against Florida International in the old St. John Arena, broke Herb Williams' all time scoring record at The Ohio State University. It was an amazing feat considering the tradition of the program, certainly worthy of the celebration it received that night.
Hopson also had one of the best seasons overall in Buckeye history. He holds the single season scoring record of 958 for an average of 29.1, which ranks third overall in Ohio State history for averages. He holds the record for field goals made in a single season with 338 and is the single season leader in field goals attempted with a staggering 653. He holds the record for most free throws made/attempted at 215/264. In the same year he dished out 120 assists while taking the ball away 71 times and helped his team to one of the best single season steals totals at 281. He is the all time leader in scoring with 2,096 points and a career average of 16.8 and helped his team to the #1 scoring spot with 2,802 points in a season. That record wasn’t broken until the 2007 Oden and Conley team came along. He holds 8 of the top 50 scoring games in Ohio State history and only Gary Bradds has more at 10. He is second to only Jay Burson in career steals at 164. Dennis was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame in 1994.
A petition has now been created that you can sign if you wish to assist in getting Dennis' #32 put up into the rafters at the Schott. I'm personally baffled that it isn't already.
Dennis is now an Assistant Men's Basketball Coach at Bowling Green. You can read his coaching profile right here.
I have good reason to support the cause, as you can see from a write-up I did on Dennis back in October 2011 right here on Buckeye House Call. Here's to hoping we can make this happen. Please pass this along to as many friends and Buckeye fans as you can through whichever social media channels you can!
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