Players

  • Crystal Robinson
  • #17
  • Forward — Washington Mystics

2007 Statistics

PPG
1.0
RPG
1.00
APG
1.0
EFF
+ 1.50
Born: Jan 22, 1974
Height: 5-11 /  1,80
Weight: 155  lbs. / 70,3  kg.
College : SE Oklahoma State '96
Years Pro: 8








Background

2005:
Recorded 500th career rebound on May 26 versus Indiana … Scored season high 15 points versus Indiana on May 26 … Grabbed a career high 8 defensive rebounds on June 5 against Washington …Missed two games with a sprained pinkie … Finished the season averaging 6.9 ppg and 3.16 rpg and shot .362 from the field along with .789 from the charity stripe… Season High: Points – 15, Indiana (5/26); Rebounds – 9, Washington (6/5); Assists – 6, Two times (last - Houston, 7/12); Steals – 4, Minnesota (7/15); Blocks – 2, two times (last, Phoenix, 6/18); FGM – 5, three times (last – Houston, 7/12); FGA – 14, Minnesota (7/15); FT – 6, @ Seattle (7/19); FTA – 6, @ Seattle (7/19); Min – 38, Charlotte (8/12)

2004:
Started 27 of 28 games … Finished year averaging 12.1 points and 3.1 rebounds per game on .437 shooting from the floor and .930 from the free throw line … Missed six games due to fractured right pinkie … Averaged 13.4 points per game upon return to lineup … Scored in double-figures 18 times including three four or more consecutive double-figure scoring streaks … Registered at least five or more rebounds four times including a 10-rebound effort vs. the Sparks on June 22 … Recorded 2,000th career point vs. Connecticut on September 10th finishing with 16 points and five rebounds … Scored season-high 22 points at Connecticut on September 16.

2003:
Finished fourth season with a career-high in points per game (12.0) … Started 33 of 34 games … Averaged 12.0 ppg and 2.1 rpg on .430 shooting from the floor … Recorded 1,500th career point vs. Washington on July 15 … Led team in scoring 10 times … Ranked second on team in steals (40) and fourth in assists (63) … Scored in double figures 21 times including four consecutive 10-or-more point games … Finished with four 20+ point games.

2002:
Started all 32 games … Averaged 11.8 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 2.5 apg, 1.9 spg and 2.1 three-pointers per game … Recorded 1,000th career point vs. Miami on June 2 … Scored in double-figures 21 times … Led team nine times in scoring … Hit at least one shot from downtown in 27 of 32 games … Had season-high six three-pointers vs. Indiana on June 25 … Finished third on team in assists (81), first on team in free-throw percentage (.819) and third in three-point percentage (.417) … Tied career-high seven rebounds, twice (at Sacramento, June 13) … Tied career-high six defensive rebounds at Utah on June 11 … Had 24 points including six shots from downtown, three rebounds, four assists and two steals vs. Indiana on June 25 … Stole at least one pass in 27 of 32 games … Had three or more steals in five games … Tied season-high four assists, nine times … Scored 15 or more points, 14 times … Ranked 3rd in the WNBA in three-point field-goals made (67), 4th in three-point field-goal attempts (181) and 9th in three-point field goals per 40 minutes (2.51) … Season Highs: Points – 24 vs. Indiana on June 25; Rebounds – 7, twice (at Sacramento, June 13); Assists – 4, eight times (vs. Seattle, July 2); Steals – 4 at Cleveland on June 21; FGM – 9 vs. Indiana on June 25; FGA – 16 at Sacramento on June 16; 3FGA – 11 vs. Portland on June 30; 3FGM - 6 vs. Indiana on June 25; FTM – 6 at Charlotte on August 4; FTA – 6, three times (at Charlotte, August 4); Minutes – 45 at Sacramento on June 13 … In the Playoffs: Averaged 8.4 ppg and 32.3 mpg … Shot .354 (23/65) from the floor, .308 (12/39) from beyond the arc and 1.000 (9/9) from the free-throw line … Tallied 24 rebounds and 14 assists … In game one of the Eastern Conference Finals, recorded 20 points, five rebounds and three steals … tied playoff career-high with seven field goals made in game of the Conference Finals … Played a season playoff-high 36 minutes in game one of the WNBA Finals.

2001:
Turned in another solid campaign in her third season in New York…Started all 32 games while averaging 10.7 ppg (third on team), 2.9 rpg and 2.6 apg over 30.6 mpg…Shot .461 from the field (123-267 FGA), .897 from the line (26-29 FTA) and continued to showcase her talents from beyond the arc, shooting .417 from Downtown (70-168) to lead the Liberty…Season Highs: Points: 18, twice; Assists: 5, three times; Rebounds: 6, three times…Led Liberty in scoring six times, assists five times and rebounds once…Authored 19 double-figure scoring games…Almost Perfect: Went 26-29 from the line on the season (.897, team-best); Nailed 15 straight FTA, June 21-July 24…Major contributor in June 16 victory over Mystics with game-high 16 points (6-7 FGA, 4-5 from Downtown). Added four rebounds and four assists…Poured in a season-high 18 points (7-12 FGA, 4-7 from Downtown) with five assists and three rebounds over 34 minutes in a win at Indiana, July 8…Workhorse: On July 22, played 39 minutes in loss at Miami (15 pts, 4 reb, 4 ast); most minutes in a single game by a Liberty player in 2001…Turned in her best all-around effort of the season on Aug 10 in a victory over Orlando with a team-high 16 points (6-8 FGA, 2-2 FTA, 2-3 from Downtown) over 34 minutes. Tied season-highs with 6 rebounds and five assists…Scored a team-high 15 points (5-8 FGA, 3-3 FTA, 2-4 from Downtown) over 30 minutes in victory against Washington in the last game of the regular season, Aug 14. PLAYOFFS: Averaged 11.5 ppg (16th on WNBA Playoff leader board) over a team-high 37.2 mpg in the two three-game sets with Miami and Charlotte (started all six games)…Shot .500 from the field (27-54 FGA); sixth best shooting pct. in the WNBA Playoffs…Keyed Game Three series clincher in the opening round of the Playoffs against Miami with 16 points (6-10 FGA, 2-3 FTA, 2-4 from Downtown). Filled up the stat line by adding three rebounds, two assists, three steals and one block.

2000:
A top scoring threat both as a starter and off the bench in her second WNBA season…Averaged 8.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists over 26.1 minutes per game…Appeared in 27 games, starting 14…Shot 86-201 (.428) from the field, including 36-102 (.353) from three-point range, and 30-33 (.909) from the foul line…Led New York in scoring three times…Hit double figures in scoring 13 times, including five consecutive games from June 23 to July 1…Scored a season-high 19 points on 8-12 shooting on June 10 at Indiana…Scored 12 points in the season opener at Houston May 29…Missed four games after suffering a right ankle sprain at Phoenix May 31…Returned to action at Indiana June 23 with a season-high 19 points on 8-12 shooting…Scored 14 points and grabbed a season-best seven rebounds vs. the Mercury June 28…Scored nine points at Washington July 24, all on three-pointers...Was 3-4 from Downtown in 20 minutes...Grabbed two rebounds…Scored a game-high 17 points on 7-10 from the field, including 1-2 from Downtown, and 2-2 from the line vs. Cleveland July 29…Also grabbed three rebounds and handed out a pair of assists…2000 WNBA PLAYOFFS: Averaged 6.6 points and 2.9 rebounds in the 2000 WNBA Playoffs…Hit 4-6 shots from the field, including 3-4 from Downtown in Game 2 of the WNBA Championship at Houston August 26…Knocked down 3-4 three-point attempts on her way to 11 points in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Finals vs. the Rockers.

1999:
In her first season with the Liberty, appeared in all 32 games, starting the final nine contests (team posted a 5-4 record in last nine games)…As the Liberty’s sharp shooter, she led the team in scoring eight times and recorded three 20+ scoring games…Averaged 11.7 ppg (second on Liberty), 2.8 rpg and 1.38 spg over 28.2 mpg…Shot .439 (125-285 FGA) from the field, .437 (76-174 3PA) from Downtown and .845 (49-58 FTA) from the free throw line…Led the WNBA in three pointers made with 76 while her .437 shooting percentage from Dowtown ranked her fourth in the league…Tied the WNBA mark for most three-pointers made in a game with seven on July 24 at Los Angeles…1999 WNBA PLAYOFFS: Led the team in scoring with a 14.3 ppg average while starting all six Playoff contests…Led the team in minutes played at 34.2 per game and averaged 3.0 rpg.

COLLEGE:
Scored career-high 65 points in a single game during the 1995-96 season at S.E. Oklahoma State…Averaged 27 ppg, 11 rpg and six apg during her final two collegiate seasons…Went 333-785 from Downtown (.424) in college…Has degree in health and physical education, 11 rpg and six apg during her final two collegiate seasons…Went 333-785 from Downtown (.424) in college…Has degree in health and physical education.


Personal

  • Crystal LaTresa Robinson
  • Nickname is “C-Rob”
  • Her father, Billy, and mother, Nancy, both played basketball at Murray State
  • Named to the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Hall of Fame on March 18, 2003
  • Most proud of her ABL Rookie of the Year award in 1996-1997
  • Favorite NBA player is Jason Kidd
  • Got much of her basketball inspiration from her high school coach, Phil Daniel
  • Also played tennis in college - second singles and first doubles
  • One of five children, has two brothers, Craig and Gerald, and two sisters, Billy and Brandi
  • Was involved in the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program in college because "I think it's important for younger kids to have someone in their lives that can inspire them to do better"
  • Graduating from college was a defining moment in her life because she was the first in her family to receive a college degree
  • After her playing career, she would like to coach and teach youngsters
  • When she was a child, picked pecans and had a wood-cutting business with her cousin
  • Named MVP of the 1993 U.S. Sports Festival