Danielle Robinson Prepares for WNBA Draft


Thursday, May 26th 2011, 12:19 pm
By: News On 6


Originally Published: Apr 7, 2011 8:14 PM CDT

Toby Rowland
Oklahoma Sports Anchor

NORMAN, Oklahoma -- As Sherri Coale's two-time All-American point guard, Danielle Robinson often held the fate of her team in her own hands. Now the fate of her future is completely at somebody else's mercy.

One of only four women in college basketball history to record 2,000 points, 700 assists and 300 steals in a career, Robinson is expected to be an early selection in Monday's WNBA Draft.

"There's definitely a lot of anxiety," Robinson said. "I'm ready to get to Monday afternoon and figure out where my next step is taking me."

Almost all WNBA draft projections have Robinson landing with the Tulsa Shock at the 7th overall pick in Round One. But, Robinson says she has heard that San Antonio may be her destination. The Silver Stars hold the 6th selection.

OU's fourth all-time leading scorer (2,138 points) says she feel prepared for the next level.

"I think that the program and the coaches have done a great job of preparing me. I'm excited that I'm moving on, but you know, also sad at the same time that my career here is over. But, it's been fun."

Robinson will be one of 15 invitees who will attend the 2011 WNBA Draft, being held at the ESPN Studios in Bristol, Connecticut. It will mark the first time that a professional sports league will conduct its draft at the ESPN headquarters.

Other potential draftees who will be in attendance are Maya Moore (Connecticut), Elizabeth Cambage (Australia WNBL), Jantel Lavender (Ohio State), Courtney Vandersloot (Gonzaga), Danielle Adams (Texas A&M), Sydney Colson (Texas A&M), Jessica Breland (North Carolina), Victoria Dunlap (Kentucky), Amber Harris (Xavier), Kayla Pedersen (Stanford), Ta'Shia Phillips (Xavier), Jeanette Pohlen (Stanford), Carolyn Swords (Boston College) and Jasmine Thomas (Duke).