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Amir Coffey - G (2016)

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Amir Coffey (Photo credit: Howard Pulley Basketball)






SF / G


170 lb



Hopkins (MN) HS

Howard Pulley

Rankings Rankings

Rivals: 5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit (#14 SG / #54 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
Scout: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit (#9 SF / #41 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
ESPN: 5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit5-star recruit 89 (#8 SF / #33 overall) Green_arrowup_medium
24/7: 4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit4-star recruit 92 (#12 SG / #72 overall) Red_arrowdown_medium
Northstar Hoops: #1 player in Minnesota in 2016

Last Updated: Sept. 21, 2015
Previous Rankings: 4-star (#13 SG/#47 overall > #37 overall > #34) by Rivals; 4-star (#9 SF/#33 overall > #9/#31 > #7/#31) > 5-star (#4/#10) by Scout; 4-star/87 (#10 SF/#35 overall) > 88 (#5/#24) > 5-star/90 (#8/#31) by ESPN; 4-star/96 (#9 SG/#39 overall > #5/#31) > 93 (#6/#40 > #6/#36) by 24/7
Rankings at time of commitment: 4-star (0.9803) by 24/7 Composite, #8 SG/#45 overall/#1 in MN; 4-star by Rivals, Scout & ESPN

Honors Honors

2016 Minnesota Mr. Basketball
2014 Second Team All-State (AP)
2014 First Team All-Metro (Star Tribune)

Statistics Statistics

2015-16: 19.9 ppg | Senior (Hopkins)
2015: DNP | EYBL
2014-15: Junior (Hopkins)
2014: 9.3 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 3.1 apg | EYBL (adv)
2013-14: 14.5 ppg | Sophomore (Hopkins)
2012-13: 9.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.5 spg | Freshman (Hopkins)

Verbal commitment Verbally committed to Minnesota

After a remarkable performance at Wisconsin's team camp in late June, the Badgers could not ignore Coffey any more. The proud lefty scored 20 points without a miss in the camp tourney semis and then guided his team to the tournament title. Though coming late to the game with an official offer for such a highly-regarded recruit is a bit odd, the staff has a long-standing and fruitful relationship with the Howard Pulley AAU program.

However, Coffey is the son of former Golden Gopher star Richard Coffey. Both of Coffey's older sisters play college ball too. Amir received Richard Pitino's first call at midnight this June when coaches were allowed to begin speaking to rising juniors. Wisconsin's offer comes a year after Minnesota's offer and two years after Iowa State initially offered. Despite breaking his leg last summer, Coffey remained the top 2016 prospect in Minnesota. Coffey planned to attend the Team USA U17 trials later that summer and was sporting strong interest from Baylor, Connecticut, Creighton, Indiana, Miami and North Carolina. However, an injury felled him again in December when a knee injury ended his junior season prematurely. He sat out the ensuing AAU season as a result. Choosing from a final group of Minnesota, Iowa State, Baylor and Marquette, Coffey made the legacy call and stuck with the hometown Gophers.

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Related articles on Bucky's 5th Quarter >>

09.21: Minnesota, Pitino land four-star Amir Coffey (Scout)
09.21: Gophers secure commitment from four-star recruit Amir Coffey (Pioneer Press)
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08.10: Amir Coffey makes returns, talks recruiting (Scout)
01.17: Amir Coffey Continues With Recovery Process (

06.25: A look at 2016 recruit Amir Coffey, part two: A lifetime leading up to this (Star Tribune)
06.23: A look at 2016 recruit Amir Coffey, part one: The next phase (Star Tribune)
03.14: Amir Coffey's miracle shot lifts Hopkins in state basketball (Pioneer Press)

07.22: Gophers offer their first 2016 recruit: Amir Coffey (Star Tribune)
05.31: Amir Coffey Hopes To Make USA Basketball A Family Affair (USA Basketball)

12.16: Amir Coffey says it would mean a lot to play at same school as his Dad (

Multimedia Audio / Video

Highlights: Amir Coffey Balls out at Wisconsin Badger camp (07.30.14)
Highlights: Amir Coffey "Is That Dude" 2014 Mix (06.02.14)
Highlights: Amir Coffey (2016) Howard Pulley Mixtape (04.20.14)
Highlights: Amir Coffey 6'6 SG Class of 2016 Team USA (02.27.13)

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