The Redhawks and first-year coach Jim Hayford nab guards Trey’von Hopkins and Rip Economou on Signing Day.
Jim Hayford loves offense and players who can score.
So it’s not surprising the first-year Seattle men’s basketball coach secured high-scoring guards Trey’von Hopkins and Rip Economou, who signed national letters of intent Wednesday.
Both were ranked three-star prospects by Rivals.com and they fit the profile of potential Redhawks stars to run Hayford’s high-octane attack.
Hopkins, a 6-3, 185 pound senior, averaged 27.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists last season at Carl Albert High from Oklahoma City, Okla. As a sophomore, he led the Titans to a Class 5A State Championship.
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“Trey’von is a great young man who will be an immediate force for us,” Hayford said in a statement released by SU. “He is a great student, great person and great player.”
Economou is a 6-8, 185-pound senior at Santa Monica High School in Santa Monica, Calif. He averaged 19.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists as a junior last season.
“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.”