NEXT LEVEL: Mia Hopkins back on the court at West Chester

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Mia Hopkins is back for one last season of college basketball and off to a fast start at West Chester University.

The 5-foot-9 senior from Pittston Area is the second-leading scorer and leads the Golden Rams in rebounds and assists through four games.

Hopkins, a 2013 Pittston Area graduate, started her college career at Division I Monmouth University. After two seasons there, she transferred to Bloomsburg University where she was leading the team in scoring through 21 games, but was not with the team by the end of the 2015-16 season.

After a year off, Hopkins is back at the NCAA Division II level with another Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference team.

Hopkins went 9-for-11 from the floor while scoring 24 points when West Chester opened the PSAC season Nov. 19 with a 106-71 romp over Clarion to improve to 3-1 overall. She has started, played at least 30 minutes and scored in double figures in each game.

While averaging 15.3 points, 12.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.8 steals and 0.5 blocked shots, Hopkins is shooting 46.9 percent from the floor, 30.0 from 3-point range and 57.1 from the foul line. She is second in the PSAC in rebound average.

Hopkins averaged 4.9 points in 33 games and 4.0 points in 29 games in her two seasons at Monmouth.

After a coaching change, she headed to Bloomsburg where she had 12 double-doubles while playing 21 games and starting 14. She averaged 16.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists, but was not listed on the team roster for the postseason.

West Chester, which plays at Holy Family Sunday, was picked second in the East Division in the preseason PSAC coaches’ poll and is rated eighth in the Atlantic Region in Division II.


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