Blake Hoffarber Getting Plenty of Interest

Blake Hoffarber, a 6-foot-3 junior shooting guard from Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins, received plenty of national attention after leading the Royals to a 73-60 double-overtime win over Eastview in the Minnesota Class AAAA championship game and winning an ESPY for Play of the Year. Hoffarber is one of the top shooters in the state and has received plenty of recruiting interest. caught up with Bruce Hoffarber to talk about the recruitment of his son.

Blake Hoffarber led Hopkins to a 31-1 mark and scored 53 points in the three state playoff games last season.

The Royals saw their 14-game winning streak snapped Saturday with a 81-71 loss. Hoffarber scored 15 points as Hopkins sorely missed Dan Vandervieren, who will sit out two weeks for violating a Minnesota State High School League rule.

Bruce Hoffarber said that his son has heard from 61 Division I schools and that he has a list of a current top four.

"Minnesota, Stanford, Wake Forest and Georgetown."

Hoffarber has received scholarship offers from Wisconsin-Green Bay, Loyola of Chicago and Delaware and that number is expected to increase.

Hoffarber is an excellent student with a 3.91 GPA.

Hoffarber played at Reebok's ABCD camp in Teaneck, N.J., with AAU teammate and fellow 2007 class member Cole Aldrich July 5-9.

The two played in the Reebok Big Time Tournament for the Minnesota Magic Elite, finishing 1-4. They lost all three games in pool play, but rebounded to win their first playoff game before falling in the second round.

The AAU team had won the Kingwood Classic 16-and-under crown in April.

Hoffarber also played in the NBA Players Association camp in Richmond, Va., this past June.

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