Welcome to my new column, L’s And One, which will highlight college players that fly high outside of the spotlight. Up first is Delaware’s Jasmine Dickey and Ohio’s Cierra Hooks.
Jasmine Dickey, Delaware
Dickey came into Sunday’s matchup against CAA first-place Drexel averaging 24.8 points per game, which is second-best in Division I. Though the Blue Hens lost to the Dragons, 70-62, Dickey finished the with 19 points on 8-17 shooting, and grabbed eight rebounds. The guard played all 40 minutes of the game, and tried to will her team to victory.
Dickey is a volume shooter who attempts 22.9 shots per game. She shoots 38 percent from the field and 33 percent from beyond the arc. The senior is also good at getting to the free-throw line, and is shooting from there at 80 percent. Along with her scoring, she is averaging 8.6 rebounds per game.
Dickey’s best showing this season was a 48-point game against Eastern Michigan, where she shot 19-36 from the field. She has scored 30 or more points five times this year, as Delaware is 10-5 and 4-1 in conference under her leadership.
Cierra Hooks, Ohio
At 5-8, Cierra Hooks plays much bigger than her size, and leads Ohio in points and rebounds per game, as she has since she stepped foot on campus five years ago. The senior is remarkably consistent, and this season is averaging 22.9 points and eight rebounds per outing. It is unbelievable that she leads the team in rebounding with her size, and that she is seventh in the nation in scoring.
Hooks is shooting 50 percent from the field and 33 percent from three-point land, is efficient, and takes primarily high-percentage shots. Her season-high is 30 points on 12-22 shooting, and she has five double-doubles on the year.
With a relentless motor and a work horse mentality, Hooks is the Bobcats’ engine. She is a fun player to watch.