OU freshman Morgan Hook fits in right away

By Jake Trotter, Staff Writer, jtrotter@opubco.com Modified: January 11, 2011 at 9:26 pm •  Published: January 11, 2011

While the rest of her friends were stressing out over college applications, Morgan Hook was relaxed during her senior year of high school.

After all, her college destination had been mapped out for quite awhile.

“I came to an OU game with my parents in ninth grade,” Hook recalled. “I wasn't really thinking of college, but my parents knew how good of a program OU was and they kept bringing me back to games. Eventually I felt that vibe of a family atmosphere and realized this was where I wanted to be.”

Hook was a sophomore guard at Rogers (Ark.) High School when she committed to the Oklahoma women's basketball team, despite getting interest from both Arkansas and Texas A&M.

It was the first time Sooner coach Sherri Coale had offered a scholarship to so young a player.

But clearly, Coale knew what she was doing.

This season, Hook has given the No. 14 Sooners plenty of perimeter scoring punch off the bench as a true freshman.

In more than 25 minutes a game, Hook is averaging 11.7 points while shooting a stout 45 percent from 3-point range. Going into the week, she was leading the Big 12 in 3-point baskets made per game (3.07) and was seventh in 3-point percentage.

With sharpshooter Whitney Hand missing the first 12 games of the season, the onus was placed on Hook to be the team's outside scorer. And Hook responded.

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