Angel Robinson led the SEC in rebounding as a junior.
April 1, 2014
SEATTLE, WASH. --- Former Georgia Lady Bulldog Angel Robinson has signed a contract with the WNBA’s Seattle Storm, the franchise announced on Tuesday.
“We are excited about Angel joining the Storm,” said head coach and general manager Brian Agler. “She is a very mobile post that has played very well in the EuroLeague and we feel she can contribute. I watched her play over the past three seasons and believe that she can help us both offensively and defensively.”
Robinson will join the Storm after completing the European season with Perfumerias in Spain. She currently averages 12.2 points and 8.2 rebounds in LFB play and 11.5 points and 10.2 rebounds in EuroLeague competition. Robinson is in her second season with Perfurmerias and her fourth in Europe. She also has played in France and Portugal.
“I am very happy that I will be joining the Storm,” Robinson said. “I sincerely look forward to the opportunity of working with an exciting and reputable WNBA organization. As a team member, I hope to bring the talent and enthusiasm to complement an already well-oiled machine. In addition, I look forward to receiving superb training and mentoring as I progress in my athletic career.”
Robinson finished her collegiate career in 2010 ranked No. 4 in blocked shots and No. 5 in rebounds among the Lady Bulldogs’ career leaders. She became the program’s 31st 1,000-point scorer during the team’s win over Georgia Tech on Dec. 6, 2009 and ended her career at No. 25 among Georgia’s career scoring leaders. The Marietta, Ga. native was voted to second-team All-SEC by league coaches in 2009, the same season she led the league in rebounding.
Robinson was drafted by Los Angeles Sparks with the No. 20 overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft but was hindered by injuries during training camp. The next summer, she logged two games with the Washington Mystics during the 2011 preseason.
Georgia has a long history of players advancing to the professional ranks. All told, 38 Lady Bulldogs have gone on to play professionally in the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. Of those, 24 have played in the WNBA.
Georgia has had 16 players selected in the last 13 WNBA Drafts, including eight first-round picks. Interestingly, Robinson is the only one of those 16 who is yet to make a WNBA regular-season roster.