Elder senior guard Frankie Hofmeyer informed Mount St. Joseph University head coach Toby Carrigan tonight that he will join the Lions next school year. Hofmeyer, a senior captain of the Elder basketball team, was the GCL-South co-player of the year and a 2nd team AP Southwest Ohio All-District All-Star.
The 6’0” senior was Elder’s leading scorer for the second straight year, averaging 16.4 points per game for the Panthers this season. The sharp shooting guard hit 46% of his 3 point field goals this season and finished his career with 900 points, placing him 6th on the school’s all-time scoring list.
Hofmeyer was a three-year starter at Elder where he helped lead the Panthers 58-15 record during his tenure, including back-to-back GCL co-championships and undefeated seasons in The Pit the past two years.
In addition to his success on the hardwood, Hofmeyer is an Honor Roll student in the classroom and also a two-year member of Elder’s varsity baseball team.
He will join a Mount St. Joseph squad that won the 2015-16 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference championship and captured the school’s first-ever bid to the NCAA DIII Basketball Tournament. The Lions are coached by Toby Carrigan, who earned HCAC coach of the year honors for the second year in a row. Carrigan’s team won the HCAC regular season championship in 2014-15 and the tournament championship last year. He just completed his fifth season at the Mount.
At the Mount, Hofmeyer, who finished his Elder career with 147 made 3-point field goals, will re-join former Panther teammate Mitch Moorhead ’15.