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.