Hooper Big 12 Freshman of Week
Nebraska’s Jordan Hooper captured her second Big 12 Freshman-of-the-Week award in the first three weeks of the season, when the conference office announced its selections on Monday afternoon.
Hooper, a 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., averaged 20.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in a pair of Nebraska victories last week. She hit 19-of-25 shots from the field, including 2-of-3 three-point attempts in Nebraska wins over Washington State (in Pullman) and Nebraska-Omaha. Against UNO, Hooper scored a career-high 25 points on 12-of-14 shooting from the field. She also blocked a career-high three shots. Her 25 points came in just 24 minutes. In the road win at Washington State, Hooper scored 16 points, including three second-half putbacks to help the Huskers to victory. Hooper also grabbed six rebounds and added two steals against the Cougars.
Hooper is tied for second among all Big 12 freshmen in scoring at 17.0 points per game through the first five games of her career. She also ranks fourth among Big 12 freshmen in rebounding with 5.2 boards per contest.
Hooper and No. 24/20 Nebraska return to home action on Tuesday night when the Huskers take on UNLV (4-1) at the Bob Devaney Sports Center. Tip-off between the Huskers, who entered the Associated Press Top 25 for the first time this season at No. 24 on Monday, and the Rebels is set for 7:05 p.m. Tickets can be purchased in advance at Huskers.com or by calling 1-800-8-BIG-RED. The game can be heard live on the Husker Sports Network on WOW 105.3 FM-KLNC in Lincoln, Twister 93.3 FM-KTWI in Omaha and 880 AM-KRVN in Lexington.
Big 12 Players of the Week
Nov. 15 – Mariah White, Kansas State; So., G, Danielle Robinson, Oklahoma, Sr., G
Nov. 22 – Dominique Kelley, Nebraska, Sr., G
Nov. 29 – Brittney Griner, Baylor, So., C
Big 12 Freshmen of the Week
Nov. 15 – Jordan Hooper, Nebraska, F
Nov. 22 – Chassidy Fussell, Texas, G
Nov. 29 – Jordan Hooper, Nebraska, F