"Earlier this year I was going for a finish and I got undercut and my finger went down," said Hoffarber, whose finger would not straighten out. "It started bleeding and I got nine stitches and it was broken. I'm just out trying to do the best I can and play through it."
That toughness is one of the aspects college coaches love about Hoffarber. "Right now I'm also a good passer and a good shooter," he said. "I've been working on my dribble pull-up and trying to get that down but have to work on my driving and my floaters and things like that."
Those aspects of his game has earned Hoffarber offers from mid-majors around the country. "As of right now, I've got 7 or 8 mid-major offers. After that I've got big schools after me like Wake Forest, Kansas, Minnesota, Cincinnati, Iowa State, Wisconsin, schools like that."
Last Thursday, Hoffarber visited Wake Forest. "I actually visited Wake Forest on Thursday and liked what I saw," he noted. "I was going around with Coach Battle, Coach Prosser, and another coach and they were showing me the campus and everything around it. It seemed pretty nice. It's a small campus but it's got big basketball. It's in the ACC and you can't ask for anything more than that."
"They're going to watch me at ABCD camp and see if I can play," he noted. "They're pretty interested, that's what they tell me."