Hooper's first-time finish set Celtic on their way to a 3-2 win against Spartak Moscow in the Champions League, their first away victory in the group stages of the competition.
Parkhead boss Neil Lennon hailed Hooper's performance as "world class" after his striker had opened the scoring with his seventh goal in four games. And Commons did not disagree with Lennon's bold assessment.
"Gary has great movement, he is a natural goalscorer, he leads the line well and he is so strong," said the former Nottingham Forest and Derby player.
"When he puts his mind to it he can do anything. Even if his marker is quicker than him, he puts his body in positions and gets away from him and he has vision as well.
"Not many strikers have got great vision but he always seems to set me up for goals as well, which is good."
Commons assessed Celtic's chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League as "a lot better than they were before the Spartak game", but is aware that the Scottish champions, in second place in Group G with four points from two games, face a double-header against group leaders Barcelona.
"We have Barcelona away and home and realistically, a point from both would be magnificent," he said.