Every great team has role players who provide the glue for the team chemistry. Unsigned senior Brian Hoff is one of these "glue guys" for the No. 16 ranked team in the nation Arlington Country Day High School from Jacksonville, Fla. Hoff, a 6-foot-5, 185-pound wing player, is always ready to knock down the key jump shot and battle on the boards. Thinking academics as well as basketball, Hoff is waiting to see how his recruitment pans out.
"I would like to get away from Jacksonville and experience something else," said Hoff. "I have lived here all my life.
"I am getting interest from Princeton, The Citadel, Albany, Penn State, and a couple of the Academies, Air Force and Navy."
Hoff has impressive number on and off the court. Playing alongside top 2006 recruits Josue Soto and Jason Bennett as well as Florida signee David Huertas and George Mason signee Sammie Hernandez, Hoff is averaging 14 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists per game for his 19-2 team. Academically, he has a 4.0 GPA and scored a 1210 on the SAT. Not satisfied with his SAT score, Hoff recently took it again and is waiting for his new score.
On February 3, Hoff will have a chance to play on a national stage in an ESPN televised game against South Gwinnett High School, led by the guard tandem of Louis Williams and Mike Mercer.
Always having been a top shooter, Hoff is most proud of the improvement he has made in another aspect of his game.
"I've really improved my rebounding since last year," he said. "I've gotten stronger and more athletic. Now I want to really improve my ball handling."
Looking for strong academics as well as a strong basketball program, Hoff mentioned Davidson and Columbia as schools he would also like to have recruit him.