Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Hoffer Commits (Updated)

Taylor Hoffer (North Kitsap, WA) has committed to UNCG according to this article. Hoffer is a 6'-7" Forward that Rivals lists as a "3 star" prospect. He was selected as a 3-A All-State player.

I went looking for some more videos. Not sure if the first one is Hoffer. Since it's too grainy to really tell, we'll just assume it is Taylor. The second is a highlight of a North Kitsap game with some Drowning Pool dubbed over.

Video 1

Video 2 - Hoffer is #24

- Taylor has played on a good AAU team.

Hoffer's gone to great lengths to improve his game and draw interest.

The past few years, he's played his select ball with the Portland Legends. Three times a week, Hoffer would make the drive to Portland for practice, doing his homework on the way down and sleeping on the way home, often arriving at 1 a.m.

The team was good, boasting two standout guards from Bellarmine (Avery Bradley and Abdul Gaddy) and DeAngelo Castro, who led Ferris to state title.

- Hoffer was ranked #23 in the state of Washington according to this site. when you look at this site, remember that there is no distinction in class (Senior, Junior, etc.) and Washington has the top player in the class of 2010 & 2011.
- Taylor was being looked being looked at by Pac-10 schools Stanford, Oregon Sate & Washington State. Also Cornell showed some interest.
- According to this article, Taylor had received an offer from D1 transitioning Seattle University (coached by former UCLA standout Cameron Dollar).
- Just like the other 3 UNCG recruits, Hoffer was nominated for the McDonald's All-American game.

UPDATE: Here's the link to the UNCG website article announcing Taylor's signing.
UPDATEx2: News & Record article.

Welcome to the Spartans, Taylor !!!