This is really sad, Mark had his opportunities. He was once considered one of the elite basketball players in eastern Ky. Even had a basketball scholarship to college. He just could'nt take advantage of it. I remember Morgan County playing top ranked Paintsville. They had a super star named John Pelphrey. When the final horn sounded Morgan County beat Paintsville. John Pelphrey had 27 points. Mark Hopkins had 35 points, with 3 monster dunks over Pelphrey. Mark could do it all on the basketball court.