Hopson and Matthews to Transfer from WSU Men's Basketball Program

April 11, 2007

PULLMAN, Wash. - Sophomore guards Mac Hopson and Chris Matthews have been given their release from the Washington State University men's basketball team and will transfer at the end of the semester, head coach Tony Bennett announced, Wednesday.

'Our program wishes Mac and Chris nothing but good things,' Bennett said. 'For the last two years, Chris has helped our program rebuild and Mac was an important part of our 2007 NCAA team. We will help them in any way we can.'

Hopson appeared in 21 games, including seven starts, for the Cougars in 2006-07. The Portland, Ore., native averaged 4.2 points and 16.0 minutes per game. Mathews, a two-year member of the WSU men's basketball program, came off the bench in 17 games and averaged 3.7 points and 11.5 minutes per outing.