On Monday Mikael Hopkins had an idea of where he wanted to go to college. On Tuesday he acted on that idea and committed to John Thompson III and Georgetown.
“I guess I just felt at home and liked their system the best,” Hopkins told Scout.com. “I feel as though if I go there and do what I'm supposed to do then it's guaranteed that I can make it to the NBA with the tradition that they have with big man.”
Family is important to Hopkins as well and that played a big role in him staying home and heading to Georgetown. He said he wants to be able to watch his younger sister grow up.
“She's only one,” Hopkins said. “She's really young. She a played a role in it. At first I wanted to go away, but after I thought about it staying home was probably best for me.”
The Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha Catholic standout also considered Kansas, Miami, Ohio State, Texas, West Virginia, Virginia Tech and Maryland.
“They have always been recruiting me coming up through high school,” he said. “I play there every year and I see the coaches regularly because my mom works at Georgetown. I just had a real good relationship with their coaches and I feel comfortable going there.”
Hopkins, a 6-foot-8, 210-pound power forward is the Hoyas second verbal commitment. He joins Jenkintown (Pa.) Abington Friends School standout Jabril Trawick.
Hopkins, a four-star prospect, checks in at No. 37 overall in the class of 2011.