OSU Hooks Onto Swingman

Jay John and his staff at Oregon State traveled the 2,819 miles from Corvallis to Moss Point. For their efforts, the Beavers might have landed the biggest steal of the spring period.

Hooks Winds Up In Corvallis

Kenny Hooks never dreamed of playing in the Pac-10. What youngster from Mississippi would? But, the Pac-10 is right where he'll make his home next season. In Corvallis, Ore., playing for Jay John's Oregon State Beavers.

"No, sir, I actually thought I would stay pretty close to home," Hooks said of his decision. "On my visit it just seemed like a good place and it had a nice family atmosphere."

Hooks' signing is quite a coup for John, the second-year head coach. It injects some needed athleticism and shooting touch on the wing. Hooks, already qualified, will get plenty of early minutes next season in Corvallis.

"I believe I can bring a more athletic person who can shoot the ball really well," As a senior, Hooks averaged 25 points, 10 rebounds ad 4.5 blocks.

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