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Toledo basketball legend Dennis Hopson’s childhood street dedicated in his honor

Who would have thought nearly a half century ago that Toledo kid Dennis Hopson would one day have the street that he lived on named after him?

That’s exactly what happened on Saturday as the corner of Dorr St. and Elysian Ave. was dedicated as Dennis Hopson Way.

The Bowsher high school graduate, Ohio State basketball star, NBA champion and successful college coach says he feels blessed at the honor.

“I’m happy to be able to experience it… with the rest of my family and closest friends and neighborhood friends they were able to experience it. So I’m excited and blessed,” said Hopson..

After graduating out of Toledo Public Schools, Hopson became the leading scorer for the Ohio State Buckeyes and then a top 5 pick in the 1987 NBA draft.


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