Blake Hoffarber Adds New Scholarship Offers

Blake Hoffarber, a 6-foot-3 junior guard from Minnetonka (MN) Hopkins, has led the Royals to consecutive state championships and is one of the top outside shooters in the country. Hoffarber told GoldenSports.Net that he has added four new offers.

Blake Hoffarber had received scholarship offers from Wisconsin-Green Bay, Loyola of Chicago and Furman before the spring and has added offers from William and Mary, Albany and will get offers from Rice and Bucknell in September once his academic paperwork is received. Hoffarber is an excellent student with a 3.91 GPA. Minnesota, where his older sister and brother are currently attending, has met with Hoffarber about walking on for a year and then having a scholarship for the final four years. Minnesota currently has 12 players on scholarship and has commitment from from Hoffarber's AAU teammate Al Nolen Jr.

Hoffarber took an unoffical visit to Wake Forest while playing in the Tournament of Champions tournament last weekend.

"It was fun. I meet with all the coaches and they showed me around the campus," he said.

Hoffarber said that he has been working hard on his game in the offseason.

"I'm working on my pull-up jumper, my ballhandling and getting to the rim."

Hoffarber averaged 17.9 points per game this season as the Royals finished with a 28-9 mark, with their only two losses suffered when Purdue signee Dan Vandervieren was forced to sit out two weeks for violating a Minnesota State High School League rule. Hoffarber was named first team All-Metro by the Star Tribune.

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

Hoffarber is an excellent student with a 3.91 GPA. He 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 last April.

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