“She'll never admit she's uncomfortable with most things,” Hook said. “I think she's trying.”
Ellenberg is aware that she is still making the transition from quiet follower to directional leader. Since Hand went down, Ellenberg's scoring and minutes have stayed the same. She's scored more than 20 points in each of the Sooners' last three games and is averaging 17.8 points and 29.3 minutes on the season. It's her voice that has grown.
“She always talks to me about I know what the right thing is to do and where everybody's supposed to be and where I'm supposed to be but I always keep it to myself,” Ellenberg said Coale. “The problem is sharing it with everybody else.”
So now Ellenberg is applying an old lesson from high school. She feels she is getting better.
“Softball taught me when I'm working hard at something,” Ellenberg said “I'll progress and get better at it.”