More than almost anyone on the Eagles roster, Felix Von Hofe said he’s grateful for the addition of playmaking point guard Austin McBroom.
“It’s fantastic to have a guy like that,” joked Von Hofe. “Because I’m not a playmaker, I’m a play-taker.”
Von Hofe may be selling himself short, because at 6-foot-5, he’s a solid defender and rebounder on the wing. Says coach Jim Hayford, “Felix brings length to his positon, and some tenacity … he needs to take the next step and finishing a possession with a rebound.
“His maturity should help us,” said Hayford, noting that Von Hofe is a team captain along with forward Venky Jois.
Last year, Von Hofe, an Australian, was best known for his 3-point touch. He averaged 13.3 points a game on 41.1 percent shooting and enjoyed a breakthrough game in last year’s Big Sky semifinal playoff game against Sacramento State.
After Von Hofe come off the bench to hit 7 of 8 3-point shots in just 21 minutes, Hayford called him one of the best pure shooters in the country.
Now he’ll be counted on for more.
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