NORMAN — During a visit to Norman, Gabbi Ortiz and her father sat down to chat with Oklahoma point guard Morgan Hook, who bluntly laid out what it takes to play the position for coach Sherri Coale.
“She talked about how much Coach Coale is gonna rely on you, constant meetings with her and stuff,” Ortiz said. “It didn’t scare me at all. I was excited. I’m really excited to see what she’s gonna do with me and how I can grow as a player.
“That point guard position is up in the air, so they’re hoping I can come in and have an impact.”
Ortiz, a five-star prospect from Racine, Wis., signed with the Sooners last fall and could be asked to step right into Hook’s shoes next season.
An up-and-down 2013-14 campaign ended Saturday, when a valiant Oklahoma comeback fell short in a 104-100 first-round NCAA Tournament loss to DePaul.
Other possible replacements for Hook include current Sooners Maddie Manning, who has torn ACLs early in each of her first two seasons on campus, and T’ona Edwards, the former Northeast standout who played some off the bench as a true freshman this year.