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Nebraska's Jordan Hooper Picked No. 13 by Tulsa Shock

Jordan Hooper

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After a long and distinguished career as a Nebraska Cornhusker, Jordan Hooper is now a member of the Tulsa Shock. The WNBA franchise selected Hooper with the No. 13 selection overall.

“I don’t really care that I didn’t get picked in the first round, but I am excited about being picked high in the second round. To me, it meant that Tulsa wanted me and recognized that I can help make them a better basketball team in some way,” Hooper said of her future.

“My focus right now is to get to work to make the roster and hopefully find a way to make some significant contributions, whether it is scoring, rebounding, setting great screens or playing good defense. I just want to do what it takes to help us win games.”

As a senior, Hooper collected several honors including being named a WBCA First-Team All-American, Senior CLASS Award All-American, Associated Press Second-Team All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year.

She started every game during her four-year career, shot 40.1 percent from the field and 34 percent from behind the arc. Her 77.8 percent free throw percentage made her a valuable contributor as games went down the stretch.

“I am extremely excited for Jordan and it is certainly well-deserved,” Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. “She is going to a team with some great young guards who will find ways to get her the ball and help her be successful. She is also going to a team where she has an excellent chance to make their roster and hopefully make an immediate impact.”

Hooper is the second Husker in as many years to be picked in the draft. Lindsey Moore was selected in the first round by the Minnesota Lynx last year. Hooper makes the sixth member of Nebraska’s women basketball program to be drafted going back to Nicole Kubik in 2000 who was selected by the L.A. Sparks.

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