Hoffarber Visits Wake Forest

One of the better shooters at the Tournament of Champions this past weekend was guard Blake Hoffarber out of Minnesota. A 6'3 shooting guard, Hoffarber scored 23 in the game we watched – even with a handicap. Hoffarber also visited Wake prior to the TOC and spoke with DeaconSports about his visit.

Minnesota native Blake Hoffarber had an impressive Tournament of Champions this past weekend in the Triangle area of North Carolina. A 6'3 guard, Hoffarber put up 23 in his final contest on Saturday in a losing cause. More impressively, he did it with a broken finger.

"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."

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