INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana Fever announced today they have signed guard Danielle Robinson to a multi-year contract, who arrives after playing in 2020 with the Las Vegas Aces for her ninth season in the WNBA. The 5-foot-9 veteran guard heads into her 10th season at 19th in WNBA history in career assists, 14th in assists per game and 20th in free throw percentage.
Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.
“Danielle will continue to add to the championship culture we are striving for during this free agency period,” Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Tamika Catchings said. “As a player with multiple All-Star game and playoff appearances, she is exactly what we are looking to add as a positive asset to blend with our current roster.”
Robinson played all 22 games during the regular season for the Aces last year, who entered the postseason as the No. 1 overall seed after capturing an 18-4 record. During the regular season, she averaged 7.4 points, 3.3 assists, 2.4 rebounds and shot 51.2 percent from the floor. Robinson also started seven of the eight playoff games for the Aces last season.
“I am super excited to make my way to the Hoosier state to join a community I know is just as obsessed with basketball as I am and I can’t wait to get to work,” Robinson said. “I am privileged to have the opportunity to play with a group of immensely talented, dynamic and invested women. Saying that I’m grateful for this opportunity doesn’t do this feeling justice.”
When Robinson left Norman, she joined Nancy Lieberman, who played under direction of current Fever Head Coach Marianne Stanley at Old Dominion, and Dawn Staley, as the first three women’s college basketball players in history to cross the 2,000-point, 700-assist and 300-steal benchmarks in a career.
The three-time WNBA All-Star was drafted by San Antonio in the first round (No. 6 overall) of the 2011 WNBA Draft out of the University of Oklahoma. The newest free agent acquisition by the Fever, forward Jantel Lavender, was selected with the No. 5 overall pick.