2016 Amir Coffey
(7/21/13) Amir injured his leg – reported to be a break/fracture. Will miss the adidas 64 this week, but timing actually isn’t terrible if he can heel up quickly (~6 weeks; no surgery)(end 7/21/13)
(7/20/13) Amir was offered by Minnesota today and the buzz has started to grow some. It’ll continue. He may grow as tall as 6’9″; still very thin and a thin frame – don’t expect him to be a very physical player. But, still a good defender that disrupts plays. We like the progression seen in his ball handling and overall game. Continues to be a guy that can hurt the defense with his passing or shooting. LOVE his passing. Can play 1, 2, or 3. Just needs to keep pushing himself to get better & stronger and good things will continue to happen. There is time for increased aggressiveness, leadership and confidence on the court to come – he’s just a rising sophomore. Excellent looking prospect. Unique. Legit. Playing for the D1 Minnesota 15U team.(end of 7/20/13 notes)
(10/25/12)The first thing that stands out about Amir is his length and how well he uses it. With the ball, he’s able to create passing lanes and make plays that others can’t. On defense, his instincts combined with long arms result in frequent steals and deflections.
He’s a good scorer, but with more consistency and aggressiveness he could become excellent.
Coffey can play off the ball or at point and his ball handling, passing and feel for the game is especially propitious considering he’ll likely wind up standing a solid 6’7”.
I’m very high on the future prospects for Amir and can see him at the college level as a versatile wing and distinguished defender. Similar to Ellenson, Coffey’s family (father Richard played for the Gophers and his older sisters are excellent basketball players) and other factors should help him along the way.
With Amir now being just a freshman at Minnesota high school basketball powerhouse Hopkins and there being a special class of 2014 in Minnesota, it may be a little while before the masses recognize how good Coffey can be. Nonetheless, we here at LNH are sold and look forward to watching his progression over the next several years.(end of 10/25/12 notes)
+ Hopkins HS (Minn.); D1 Minnesota
+ USA Basketball
+ Father Richard was a fan favorite playing for the Gophers
+ Two older sisters are D-I basketball players
+ June 2013 rankings: Not ranked. We believe he’s easily a top 50 guy, capable of an impressive rise up the rankings over the next few years. Will attract a lot of attention from high majors.
+ LNH has seen in person.
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