- The term "Hooley Hoop" was a popular one in the early 1960s to report the scoring prowess of this sharp-shooting forward.
- Hooley scored 1,209 career points, averaging 21.6 per game. He once connected on 20 field goal attempts in a single game, finishing with 46 points, one of the greatest scoring performances in BC history.
- He averaged 24.2 points per game in both 1960-61 and 1961- 62, clearly distinguishing himself as the highest scoring Eagle of his day.
- Inducted into the Boston College Varsity Club Athletic Hall of Fame in 1979.