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Oklahoma State basketball: Liz Donohoe looking for balance

Cowgirls' leading scorer has an unselfish nature, but wants to be the go-to option at OSU.
By Gina Mizell Published: November 30, 2012
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photo - OSU women's college basketball player Liz Donohoe (4) poses for a photo during basketball media day for Oklahoma State University at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman
OSU women's college basketball player Liz Donohoe (4) poses for a photo during basketball media day for Oklahoma State University at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla., Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. Photo by Nate Billings, The Oklahoman

But Donohoe, the reigning Big 12 Freshman of the Year, can score in a variety of ways.

She can nail the 3-pointer from the left wing in transition and come off screens to sink the open jumper. She can snag the rebound and put the ball back in the bucket.

“(Littell) talks to me about that a lot,” Donohoe said. “But I don't really like shooting every time …”

Her voice trails off at the end of the sentence. That's the growing, but still soft-spoken, Donohoe, who's still just a sophomore and continuing finding her way on the court at times.

Donohoe's teammates, though, always want her shooting whenever she has an open look.

“We have to make her shoot it sometimes,” Young said. “We tell her, ‘Seriously, I don't care if you miss 10 in a row. Shoot the 11th ball. We don't care.'

“She's a great shooter, obviously. If you're open, shoot out. We'll rebound it if you miss it.”