24 Blake Hoffarber  
Blake Hoffarber

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Minnetonka, Minn.

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 200

Position:
G


Milestones: Currently fourth all-time on Minnesota's 3-point shooting percentage list among players with at least 80 career attempts at .418 (200-478) • Minnesota's career record holder for three-point field goals with 200 • set Gopher season record for treys in a season with 85 this season • Minnesota freshman record-holder for three-pointers in a season (70) • Hoffarber's 70 three pointers in 2007-08 was the fourth most in Gopher history • grabbed his 300th career rebound against Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament • scored his 800th career point against Michigan (3/02/10) • dished out his 100th career assist against South Dakota State (12/23/09) • hit 100th career trey against Northwestern (1/18/09) • scored in double figures 36 times in his career • two-time ESPY nominee in basketball career including a win in 2005 for "Best Play" after making shot from his seat in state tournament game for Hopkins • awarded the Big Ten Conference Player of the Week (12/21/09) after his record setting performance against Northern Illinois (12/15/09) • played in his 100th career game against Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament Championship game (3/14/10).

2009-10 | Junior Season: Played 16 minutes and scored five points in season opening victory over Tennessee Tech (11/13) • came off the bench to score 12 points and went 3-of-5 from behind the arc against Butler (11/26) • went 3-for-6 from three-point land to finish with nine points against Miami (12/02) • started and contributed his first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds, along with four assists, against Brown (12/05) • started and made a career-high eight field goals en route to 18 points in 25 minutes against Morgan State (12/08) • scored 20 points on 7-of-14 shooting, including 5-of-9 from three-point range, in 21 minutes against St. Joseph's (12/12) • scored 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting, including a school-record 8 three-pointers against Northern Illinois (12/15) • scored a team-high 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists against South Dakota State (12/23) • scored 11 points and grabbed two rebounds in a season-high 30 minutes against Penn State (12/29) • hit five three pointers and eight field goals overall to lead the team with 24 points against Iowa (1/02) • scored a career-high 27 points on 7-of-10 shooting, including 7 three-pointers against Ohio State (1/09) • scored a game-high 20 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 5-of-8 from three-point land, and tied for the team-high with seven rebounds in 32 minutes against Northwestern (1/26) • contributed 10 points, a team-high six rebounds and three assists against Ohio State (1/31) • scored a team-high 16 points against Michigan (2/11) • played a career-high 41 minutes, scored nine points and grabbed five rebounds against Northwestern (2/14) • scored a team-high 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in 34 minutes against Wisconsin (2/18) • scored six points in 27 minutes of 2-of-4 from the three-point line in the Big Ten Tournament opener against Penn State (3/11) • tied a career high playing 41 minutes, and finished second on the team with 14 points on the strength of four three-pointers in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals against Michigan State (3/12) • held to three points in 26 minutes in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals against Purdue (3/13) • held scorless in 31 minutes in the Big Ten Tournament championship game against Ohio State (3/14) • scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds in 32 minutes against Xavier in the first round of the NCAA Tournament (3/19) • finished the season with career-high averages with 10.0 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 27.8 minutes per game while shooting .496 from the field and .467 from behind the arc.

2008-09 | Sophomore Season: Averaged 6.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 24.0 minutes played per game in the NABC Classic • grabbed a career-high 12 boards in the first round of the NABC Classic against Concordia-St. Paul • led Minnesota scorers with 20 points against Colorado State (11/22) • scored 12 points, dished out three assists and grabbed four rebounds against Eastern Washington (11/26) • played a season-high 31 minutes, scored12 points on 4-of-8 shooting and blocked his first career block against Virginia (12/2) • scored six points in 17 minutes against Cornell (12/6) before leaving with a sprained ankle • sat out game vs. South Dakota State (12/10) with a sprained right ankle • scored 15 points and grabbed three rebounds in 23 minutes against Louisville (12/20) • scored 15 points and grabbed four rebounds in 28 minutes against Southeastern Louisiana (12/23) • recorded his third straight game with double-digit points after scoring 11 points to go with four rebounds against High Point (12/28) • scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds in Big Ten opener against Michigan State (12/31) • tied a career-high with six three-point field goals and grabbed three rebounds on his way to 19 points in 21 minutes against Ohio State (2/7).

2007-08 | Freshman Season: Hit game-winning shot at the buzzer to defeat No. 22 Indiana in Big Ten tournament quarterfinals • Hoffarber took a three-quarter court pass from Travis Busch with 1.5 seconds left and hit a twisting jumper as time expired • notched first career start at Northwestern (2/6) and finished with 15 points, five rebounds and four assists in a career-high 32 minutes • played a then career-high 25 minutes off the bench against Penn State, scoring 19 points on 6-of-11 shooting from the field • scored 15 points in 18 minutes off the bench vs. Northwestern (1/9) • was a perfect 2-of-2 from the field, scoring five points against Michigan State (1/5) • averaged 12.0 points and 3.0 rebounds a game and shot .591 (13-22) from the field during the Duel in the Desert (12/28-30) • scored nine points and dished out a career-high six assists against South Dakota State (12/12) in 23 minutes, also a career high • scored a career-high 22 points and sank a career-high six treys vs. Colorado State (12/8) • scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high six rebounds vs. North Dakota State (12/3) • posted a career-high 13 points against UC Riverside (12/1), making 4-of-7 three-pointers • also nabbed a career-high four steals against the Highlanders • led Minnesota with 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting at Florida State (11/27) • scored nine points in the victory over Central Michigan (11/24).• made his Golden Gopher debut against Army (11/10) • collected his first points on his first shot attempt, a three-pointer • finished the game with eight points, five rebounds two steals and one assist in 18 minutes played • was Gophers' leading scorer with 11 points vs. Illinois (2/12) • scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds vs. Penn State (2/24) • scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds vs. Ohio State (3/1) • scored a team-high 14 points and tied a career-high with six rebounds against Illinois (3/8) • scored 11 points and tied a career record with six rebounds against Maryland (3/18) in the season finale.

High School: A graduate of Hopkins High School • 2007 Mr. Basketball in Minnesota • MaxPreps All-American • ESPN.com Top 150 (#76) player • a top 100 player by Street & Smith's, Sports Illustrated and CBS Sportsline • averaged 25.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 6.6 assists and 3.0 steals per game his senior year • 2006 Reebok BigTime All-Tourney First Team • Reebok ABCD Camp #3 Rated Guard Overall Class 2007 • ranked 13th Overall of Camp Attendees at Reebok ABCD Camp • Reebok ABCD Camp #1 3 Pt. Shooting Percentage - 59% • 2005 and 2006 NBA Players Association Camp Attendee • ESPY Award Winner for "Best Play" - 2005; First High School Athlete to win an ESPY Award • leading scorer for the Minnesota Class AAAA State Champion 2005 & 2006 • Most Valuable Player Award Recipient 2005 & 2006 • five-time letterwinner • 2006 Mr. Magic Award • 2005 Reebok ABCD Camp Top 25 - Class of 2007 • 2006 and 2007 St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State First Team • 2006 and 2007 Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro First Team • 2007 Associated Press All-State First Team • 2006 AP All-State Second Team, 2005 Honorable Mention • 2005 and 2006 AP State Tournament - All-Tournament Team • 2006 Minnesota Basketball Breakdown All-State Second Team • three-time all-conference selection • three-time team MVP • named to National Honor Society in 2006 • two-time Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association Academic All-State • graduated with a 3.9 GPA • `A' Honor Roll.

Personal: A Finance major in the Carlson School of Management • son of Bruce and Shauna Hoffarber • has two older siblings, Adam and Margo • born April 27, 1988.