Huskers to raise banner for former All-American

The Nebraska women’s basketball team will honor a former first-team All-American later this season. Jordan Hooper will have a banner with her last name and No. 35 raised inside Pinnacle Bank Arena when the Huskers host Indiana on Jan. 7th.

Hooper is one of only three players in Nebraska history with 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds. She finished her career with 2,357 points and 1,110 rebounds while being named a first-team All-American and the 2014 Big Ten Player of the Year.

Hooper said she was surprised at the announcement.

“It was incredible. I had no idea it was coming. I am just so honored and so proud. To be able to have my teammates around me when my banner goes up inside PBA will mean so much to me. What a great day today is, and what a great day that will be. I don’t like to get emotional about many things, but I got emotional when Coach Williams and the players told me. It was overwhelming.”

Following her career at Nebraska, she would be taken in the second round of the 2014 WNBA draft. She would play in the WNBA from 2014-2017, playing for four different franchises.

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