Amir Coffey, Minnesota's top junior basketball recruit suffers torn ACL

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Minnesota highest rated basketball recruit for the Class of 2016 won't play again this season. reports that Hopkins junior forward Amir Coffey suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee on Tuesday night. According to KARE 11, Coffey landed wrong when he came down with a rebound.

Amir is the son of former Gopher standout Richard Coffey, who averaged about eight points and eight rebounds per game during his four-year career with the Gophers (1986-1990). Richard spent one year in the NBA with the Timberwolves (1990-91).

“The next six months will be tough for him,” Richard Coffey said to “We’ve gotten a lot of calls wishing him well. The support Amir’s been receiving has been amazing.”

Coffey is a big-time recruit in the Class of 2016. ESPN's Recruiting Nation ranks him as the 24th best player in that class, and lists him as a four-star recruit. Rivals also gave Coffey four stars and ranked him 44th in his class.

Coffey, as a sophomore last year, hit a 60-foot buzzer beater to lead Hopkins over Lakeville North in the State Tournament semifinals. Here's the video replay.

Here's a list of colleges that have offered the 6-foot-7 forward a scholarship, according to

  • Minnesota
  • Arizona
  • Creighton
  • Indiana
  • Iowa State
  • Miami
  • Michigan State
  • Oregon
  • Penn State
  • Providence
  • Wisconsin
  • Iowa
  • North Carolina
  • Purdue
  • UCLA

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