Houston Texans star receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been a force in the league since his rookie season in 2013. Since he’s one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, it might be difficult to image him dominating any other sport. But the one-time Pro Bowler was an absolute beast as a high school basketball player.
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Hopkins attended Daniel High School in Central, South Carolina, where he was was a 4-star recruit and, according to MaxPreps, ranked the No. 2 player in the state. His best season was his sophomore year, when as a point guard, he averaged 20.1 points, 6 rebounds, 8.4 assists and 4 steals per game. He was recruited by Clemson to play football and basketball.
Here are some highlights of the 24-year-old playing in the 2010 N.C./S.C. All-Star Basketball Game. Nuk can be seen toward the end of the video showing incredible quickness, deft ball handling and a nice jump shot.
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It’s probably been awhile since Hopkins was talked about on the basketball court, but his most recent Instagram post should change that. The 6-foot-1 athlete took to the sky and showed off his 36-inch vertical with a nasty windmill dunk.