Forest Park's Hopf set to transfer to Barr-Reeve

From Herald Staff Reports


High school basketball in Dubois County received a major shake up this past weekend.

Forest Park athletic director Doug Louden and head basketball coach David Welp confirmed that standout basketball player Curt Hopf has enrolled at Barr-Reeve High School in Montgomery and will be transferring there for this upcoming school year.

Hopf, who will be entering his junior year, will have to wait and see if he will be cleared by the IHSAA to compete this winter. So far, he has been cleared to practice with the Barr-Reeve basketball team in their offseason workouts.

The 6-foot-7 power forward had two very impressive seasons at Forest Park. In two years he totaled 767 points, 394 rebounds, 76 assists, 47 steals and 42 blocks in 55 total games played.

He became a starter right away as a freshman due to an injury to then-senior Noah Fleck and he remained in the starting lineup for the entire season. Hopf helped lead the Rangers all the way to the IHSAA Class 2A State Finals where they were defeated by Oak Hill.

Last season, he averaged 16.2 points per game and 8.6 rebounds per game. He also finished with six total double-doubles as the Rangers made it to the sectional semifinals before being defeated by Evansville Mater Dei.

In just two seasons, Hopf has already received plenty of Division I interest from several premier programs including Indiana and Purdue.

He’ll join a Barr-Reeve basketball program that’s had a tremendous amount of success over the years. After Bryan Hughes’ long tenure with the Vikings came to an end in 2018, Josh Thompson picked up right where he left off as Barr-Reeve finished with a 26-3 record last season and made it all the way to the IHSAA Class 1A State Finals before losing to Fort Wayne Blackhawk.

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