Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
A very quick point guard who was hindered by a knee injury most of her freshman campaign ... an exceptional passer and has great leadership potential ... has lots of energy and is an excellent defender ... can take the ball to the basket without hesitation and get to the foul line.
Career: Played in 46 contests, averaging 0.7 steals per game ... missed several games due to injury in her two years.
As a Sophomore (2009-10): Came off the bench in 26 games, averaging 8.2 minutes ... dished a career-high four assists in a win over N.C. Central ... scored five points and grabbed two rebounds and a steal against Hampton in the NCAA Tournament ... was hampered by injury late in the season ... recorded two games with three or more steals ... hit 9-of-17 from the free throw line for a 52.9 percentage ... averaged 1.2 points, 1.0 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 0.7 steals on the season with a field goal percentage of 37.0.
As a Freshman (2008-09): Played in 20 of the 33 contests ... posted a season-high nine points against Maine in her first game with the Blue Devils ... also, snatched four steals and had four assists in that Duke victory ... averaged 2.7 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.6 assists, and 0.8 steals per game with a field goal percentage of 51.9 and a free throw percentage of 75.0 ... played 8.2 minutes per game ... suffered a knee injury early in the season at Western Kentucky and was not 100 percent healthy the rest of the season ... had surgery on her left knee following the season.
Prior to Duke: A four-year letterwinner at Mojave High School ... 2008 Las Vegas Athletic Club Female Athlete of the Year ... Gatorade Player of the Year finalist ... led the state of Nevada in scoring as a junior and senior ... as a senior, averaged 28.5 points, 7.3 rebounds and 7.9 assists ... in the 2008 class rankings, was 62nd (Hoopgurlz), 34th (Blue Star) and 118th (All-Star Girls Report) ... Co-MVP of Northwest Division ... a two-time first team All-State selection ... three-time All-Conference honoree ... averaged 27.7 points, 8.4 assists, 8.2 rebounds and 6.2 steals as a junior ... during her sophomore year, averaged 21.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 7.3 assists and 4.3 steals ... selected Co-League MVP along with North Carolina junior Italee Lucas ... second team All-State ... Las Vegas Athletic Club Athlete of the Year ... as a freshman, averaged 15.7 points, 6.8 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 2.6 steals ... named the Gatorade Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... second team All-Conference selection ... played for the West Coast Elite Black club team ... attended the Nike Skills Academy ... a member of the Straight "A" honor roll, salutatorian and senior class treasurer ... held a 4.6 grade point average ... National Honor Society and Black Student Union member.
Personal: Full name is Chelsea Renee Hopkins ... born July 2, 1990 in Las Vegas, Nev. ... daughter of Tony and Carla Hopkins ... has one brother, Mitchell (19) ... her father, Tony, played collegiate basketball at University of California at Santa Barbara and has coached in the high school ranks for 18 years ... he is the current boy's basketball coach at Mojave High School.
Up Close with Hopkins
My celebrity crush is... Pooch Hall aka Darwin Davis from "The Game."
The reason I picked my jersey number is that... I want to be No. 1 in everything I do.
My future goals on the court and off are to... Complete law school and go to the WNBA.
Weirdest noise I can make... A pigeon "prrrrrrr."
The place in the world I want to travel is... Paris.
My secret food craving is... Frozen yogurt.
The reality TV shows I want to be on are... Tiny and Toya, America's Best Dance Crew, and Oprah.
My secret addiction is... Dr. Pepper.
My ideal job after Duke is... Being a Criminal Justice Lawyer.
The things I will take away from my Duke experience are... A great education, the memories of playing in a Duke uniform, and the lifelong friendships I've developed with my teammates.
If I could appear on the cover of a magazine, it would be... Vibe.