This wasn't the best place to evaluate Georgetown commit Mikael Hopkins (#52 Scout, #79 Rivals, #41 ESPN), as his team was absolutely demolished by Bob Hurley's St. Anthony's squad, seemingly right out of the gate.
Showing long arms, a nice frame but just average athleticism, Hopkins has adequate physical tools for the power forward position.
Offensively, he looks most comfortable playing in the high post, showing the ability to knock down mid-range jumpers and make smooth entry passes. The manner in which he operates looks similar to the way he'll be utilized as at Georgetown, and he indeed shows many of the characteristics we've come to expect from big men in that system.
The most concerning aspect surrounding Hopkins at the moment is the very nonchalant demeanor he shows on the court. He didn't show any type of assertiveness or emotion in the game we saw, allowing himself to get pushed around mercilessly in the paint on defense, and looking especially passive attacking the glass. He doesn't seem to have very much of a post-up game offensively, and does not appear to be a very high level athlete from what we can tell.
Players with Hopkins' size and skill-level are tough to come by, and considering his age, he still has plenty of time to improve on his weaknesses.