After an extremely disappointing season another Colorado Buffalo has decided to transfer after Dustin Thomas announced his intentions a few weeks ago.
Jaron Hopkins had an up and down career during his two seasons in Boulder but he was a talented young player who had a relatively high ceiling. Seems like there will be a lot of new faces on the Buffaloes team next year. Some house cleaning was in order after last season's struggles but the program is now on much shakier ground than it was just one year ago.
Here is the release from Colorado:
University of Colorado sophomore Jaron Hopkins is leaving the men's basketball team, announced Wednesday morning by CU head coach Tad Boyle.
"Jaron has decided to transfer from the University of Colorado," Boyle said. "We appreciate all what he has done for our program in the last two years. We wish Jaron all the best in his future endeavors."
Hopkins played in every game (67) in his two years with the Buffaloes averaging 5.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. This past season, the Mesa, Ariz. native established career numbers in points (187), rebounds (107), assists (42) and steals (32) for a CU team that finished 16-18 overall with a CBI quarterfinal appearance.
The sophomore guard also played a season high 670 minutes, in addition to 17 starts during the 2014-15 campaign.
Hopkins is a communication major.