Oklahoma basketball: Morgan Hook faces challenges as a senior

by Jason Kersey Published: January 7, 2014
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Has this experience made you a better leader?

Yes, definitely. I think it's challenged me, where I haven't known the answers. There are times when I just look at coach (Sherri Coale), and just tell her, “I don't know what else you want me to do.” As a leader growing in leadership, there are times when you're not gonna have the answers.

I know you are close with Whitney Hand. Did her absence leave a leadership void with this team?

Oh, for sure. Even last year when she was on the team and I was a captain, it was still like, “Well, we have Whitney. It's not like I have to completely lead the team because we still have Whitney Hand.” 

This year, it really kinda hit me that Whitney's not here anymore, and it has to come from me. It's definitely been a challenge filling that role because she was such a great leader for this team.

by Jason Kersey
OU Sports Reporter
Jason Kersey became The Oklahoman's OU football beat writer in May 2012 after a year covering high school sports and OSU recruiting. Before joining the newspaper in November 2006 as a part-time results clerk, he covered high school football for...
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