Jordan Hooper

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Jordan Hooper
Hip high portrait of young woman with hair up in a bun wearing a yellow basketball uniform number 35
Hooper in 2018
Free agent
PositionSmall forward
Personal information
Born (1992-02-20) February 20, 1992 (age 28)
Alliance, Nebraska
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High schoolAlliance (Alliance, Nebraska)
CollegeNebraska (2010–2014)
WNBA draft2014 / Round: 2 / Pick: 13th overall
Selected by the Tulsa Shock
Playing career2014–present
Career history
20142016Tulsa Shock / Dallas Wings
2014–2015Beşiktas
2015–2016South East Queensland Stars
2017Connecticut Sun
2017Atlanta Dream
2017Chicago Sky
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Jordan Hooper (born February 20, 1992) is an American basketball player. She last played for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was an All-American forward at the college level for the University of Nebraska.

High school[edit]

Hooper grew up on a ranch outside Alliance, Nebraska. As a high school player, she was twice the Gatorade Player of the Year for Nebraska and led Alliance High School to a state title as a freshman in 2007. In addition to her basketball career, she was also an All-State volleyball player and competed in the long jump for the school's track team.[1]

College career[edit]

Hooper wearing a Nebraska uniform making a jump shot
Hooper playing for the Nebraska Cornhuskers

At Nebraska, Hooper played four years under coach Connie Yori and left the program as one of its all-time greats. A four-year starter, she led the Cornhuskers to NCAA Tournament berths in each of her last three years (2012, 2013, 2014) – including a trip to the tournament Sweet Sixteen as a junior.[2] She was named first team All-Big Ten Conference in each of these seasons and capped her career off by being named Big Ten Player of the Year by the league's coaches in 2014.[3] For her career, she scored 2,357 points (18.0 per game) and collected 1,100 rebounds (8.5 per game). She became the third player in school history to pass the 2,000 point/1,000 rebound milestone.[4]

In addition to earning conference player of the year honors, Hooper was named a first team All-American by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and a second team All-American by the Associated Press. She was a finalist for the Wade Trophy and Wooden Award National Player of the Year honors, as well for the Senior CLASS Award for top senior.[5]

Nebraska statistics[edit]

Source[6]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2010-11 Nebraska 31 454 36.2 36.4 73.3 6.6 0.3 0.8 0.5 14.6
2011-12 Nebraska 33 624 39.7 31.9 78.1 9.3 0.5 0.9 0.7 18.9
2012-13 Nebraska 34 607 40.0 33.5 82.1 8.8 0.6 1.1 0.5 17.9
2013-14 Nebraska 33 672 43.7 36.4 80.3 9.1 1.2 1.0 0.5 20.4
Career Nebraska 131 2357 40.1 34.5 78.8 8.5 0.7 0.9 0.6 18.0

Professional career[edit]

Following her graduation from Nebraska, Hooper was drafted by the WNBA's Tulsa Shock with the first pick of the second round (13th overall) of the 2014 WNBA Draft. She was named to the team's final roster for the 2014 WNBA season.[7][8]

International career[edit]

Following her junior season at Nebraska, Hooper was a part of the United States team in the 2013 Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia. Hooper earned her first start in the championship game and delivered. She helped the team get out to an early lead, and ended up with nine points and nine rebounds.[9][10] She averaged 6.5 points and 5.8 rebounds per game as the team won the Gold Medal in the tournament.[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Voepel, Mechelle (November 24, 2010). "Jordan Hooper finds home with Huskers". ESPN.com. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  2. ^ "Hooper and Moore Lead Lady Huskers to Sweet Sixteen". MSCSports.net. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  3. ^ McKewon, Sam (March 3, 2014). "Jordan Hooper, Connie Yori get tops honors from Big Ten". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  4. ^ "Huskers Shoot Past Michigan". Huskers.com. January 29, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  5. ^ "Hooper one of 10 finalists for Senior CLASS Award". Lincoln Journal Star. February 12, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  6. ^ "NCAA® Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-03.
  7. ^ Rein, Mark (June 28, 2014). "Ex-Husker star Jordan Hooper adjusts to life in the WNBA". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  8. ^ Brown, Mike (June 25, 2014). "With help of rookie Jordan Hooper, Shock shoots for second straight road win". Tulsa World. Retrieved August 3, 2014.
  9. ^ "World University Games Champion USA Women Lock Down Russia To Capture Gold Medal With 90-71 Victory". USA Basketball. July 15, 2013. Archived from the original on 8 August 2014. Retrieved 4 Aug 2014.
  10. ^ "Jordan Hooper". Senior CLASS Award. Retrieved 4 Aug 2014.
  11. ^ "Twenty-Seventh World University Games - 2013". USA Basketball. Archived from the original on August 8, 2014. Retrieved August 3, 2014.

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