Angel Robinson, an All-SEC performer who lettered for the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball program from 2007 through 2010, has signed with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury.
Robinson’s rights were originally acquired by the Mercury on June 25, 2016, in a trade with the Seattle Storm.
The Marietta, Georgia native most recently played for Montenegro in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Championships, where she led her team in both scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (13.7 rpg) in three games. Robinson spent this past season playing in Turkey for Yakin Dogu Universitesi B.G.D. Her team played in both the Turkish League, where she averaged 8.6 points and 6.7 rebounds in 22 games, and in the EuroCup, where she appeared in 18 games and averaged 9.2 points and 7.7 rebounds per game.
The 6-foot-6 forward finished her collegiate career at Georgia 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. She was voted 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 and signed with the Seattle Storm for the 2014 season. She has played overseas in France, Portugal, Spain, Montenegro and Turkey.
Georgia has a long history of players advancing to the professional ranks. All told, 41 Lady Bulldogs have gone on to play professionally in the U.S., Europe, South America and Asia. Of those, 25 have played in the WNBA.