Blake Hoffarber Adds Latest Scholarship Offer

Blake Hoffarber, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins, has helped lead the Royals to the Section 2 Class AAAA finals Friday night. Hoffarber scored 12 points to lead Hopkins to a 51-45 win over defending Class AAA champion Shakopee in Tuesday's semifinal victory. Hoffarber, one of the state's top shooters, recently picked up his fourth scholarship offer. Minnesota assistant coach Bill Walker was in attendance Tuesday and the Gophers continue to be in the mix for him.

Blake Hoffarber is averaging 18.3 points per game this season as the Royals are off to a 26-2 mark, with their only two losses suffered when Dan Vandervieren was forced to sit out two weeks for violating a Minnesota State High School League rule. Hopkins was the No. 2 seed in the Section 2 playoffs and will face No. 1 seed Eden Prairie Friday night.
Hoffarber has shown more of a scoring streak this season with the loss of Arden Skoglund, who signed with Valparaiso and Andrew Henke, who is at the Air Force. He scored a career-best 42 points in their 91-77 win over Classic Lake Conference rival Minnetonka earlier this season and also finished with 11 rebounds and 10 assists as Hoffarber scored 26 points in the second half.
Hoffarber 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, who is one of the top shooters in the state, led Hopkins to a 31-1 mark and scored 53 points in the three state playoff games last season as a sophomore.
Hoffarber has heard from 61 Division I schools and has a current top four of Minnesota, Stanford, Wake Forest and Georgetown. Hoffarber has received scholarship offers from Wisconsin-Green Bay, Loyola of Chicago, Delaware and most recently Furman. Wisconsin-Green Bay's Tod Kowalczyk was also in attendance at Tuesday's playoff game. Wake forest was expected to make an appearance as they faced Minnesota in the N.I.T. Wednesday, but bad weather prevented them from arriving early.
Hoffarber is an excellent student with a 3.91 GPA. Hoffarber attended the Reebok's ABCD camp and NBA Players Association camp with AAU teammate and fellow 2007 class member Cole Aldrich and has been invited to both events again this summer.
Hoffarber and Aldrich led the Minnesota Magic Elite to the Kingwood Classic 16-and-under crown in April.

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