December 26, 2014

Hooper picked by Tulsa in the WNBA draft

Nebraska basketball All-American Jordan Hooper was chosen by the Tulsa Shock with first pick of the second round in the 2014 WNBA Draft. Hooper, the 13th overall pick, becomes the latest in a string of WNBA draft picks for Coach Connie Yori. Since 2007, five Huskers have been chosen in the three rounds of the WNBA Draft. Hooper is the first Husker to ever be picked in the second round.

Hooper was the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year. The three-time first-team All-Big Ten selection also earned her second career spot on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team after leading Nebraska to its first-ever conference tournament title. The school-record holder with 295 career three-pointers, Hooper is the only Husker and just the second Big Ten player in history to achieve the combined milestones of 2,300 points and 1,100 rebounds.

“I am so excited about being picked in the draft and getting a chance to pursue the next stage of my basketball career,” Hooper said. “I love that Tulsa is in the Midwest and is about the closest of any WNBA team to Nebraska, so fans from my hometown of Alliance and fans across the state of Nebraska, especially here in Lincoln, might get some chances to watch me play in person.”