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Blake Hoffarber With Another Buzzer Beater And Likely Another ESPY Nomination

Blake Hoffarber has his own Wikipedia page, Blake Hoffarber, and will likely receive his second ESPY nomination in his young basketball career after Friday’s buzzer beater.

In January 2008 ESPN had this article on Blake, There's more to Minnesota's Blake Hoffarber than just trick shot and this quote,

"Every time I shoot it, I feel like I can make it," Hoffarber said, confidently but not arrogantly.

Foreshadowing perhaps?

To set the scene, Minnesota Golden Gophers are playing the Indiana Hoosiers in the 2008 Big Ten Tournament. Down by 1 to Indiana with 1.5 seconds left Tubby Smith calls a time out. The play was not designed to go to Hoffarber but sometimes things work out better than the plan. Let us not forget about Travis Busch who makes the long pass as the guy throwing it rarely gets any credit.

Here is some video of the video of the play itself (video may take a moment to play):

This second video is the four plus minute highlight of the game from the Big Ten Network (video may take a moment to play):

Then there is the play that won Hoffarber the 2005 “Top Play of the Year” ESPY as a high school Sophomore beating out the chip shot from Tiger Woods at The Masters.

Blake and his 2005 Hopkins High School team were down by 2 in the 1st OT of the championship game playing against Eastview High School when this happened at the buzzer (video may take a moment to play):

Hopkins and Hoffarber go on to win their state championship game in the 2nd overtime.

Blake Hoffarber was named 2007 Minnesota Mr. Basketball and I should also say that Travis Busch was 2005 Minnesota Mr. Basketball.


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