HAYS, Kan. – Fort Hays State Women’s Basketball announced the addition of Jaden Hobbs, transfer from Oklahoma State University, for the upcoming 2019-20 season. A 5-foot, 8-inch guard, Hobbs will be a junior in her first year with the Tigers. She started 24 games over two years at Oklahoma State, where she played 62 games overall.
Hobbs led the Big 12 Conference in 3-point field goal percentage as a redshirt-freshman in 2017-18, hitting 43.6 percent of her attempts (41-of-94). She backed that up with a solid sophomore campaign, hitting 41.2 percent beyond the arc (42-of-102). Her biggest single-game performance occurred in the NCAA Tournament First Round during the 2017-18 season against Syracuse University when she scored 27 points, hitting 8-of-9 three-point attempts to help Oklahoma State to an 84-57 win. She set a new Oklahoma State single-game record for three-point field goals made in a game with that performance. She is also a two-time Academic All-Big 12 Performer, listed on the Second Team twice. She used a redshirt in her first year out of high school due to injury, but came back strong to be a strong contributor for OSU the last two years.
In 2017-18, Hobbs averaged 4.6 points per game for Oklahoma State to rank sixth on the team in scoring. She started 10 games that season, helping the Cowgirls to a 21-11 overall record and reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament where they fell to eventual national runner-up Mississippi State. In 2018-19, Hobbs averaged 5.4 points per game to rank fourth on the team in scoring. She also dished out 82 assists, ranking second on the team.
Hobbs had a decorated prep career at Alva High School in Alva, Oklahoma. She helped the school to three consecutive state championships. She was the The Oklahoman’s Super 5 Player of the Year as a senior in 2016. She was also a member of the Super 5 Team in 2015. In the championship run for Alva, Hobbs broke the state tournament career scoring record with 299 points, single tournament scoring record with 107 points, and single-game scoring record with 45 points. She was the MVP of the state tournament as a sophomore, junior, and senior and scored over 2,200 points in her high school career. Hobbs was also a standout track and field athlete, helping Alva to state titles in the 400 and 800-meter relays.
Hobbs will reunite with high school teammate Whitney Randall at FHSU and help bolster a Tiger program fresh off a 32-2 record and NCAA Central Regional Final appearance in 2018-19. Randall was also part of the run of three consecutive state titles at Alva High School.