PHOENIX – The three-time WNBA Champion Phoenix Mercury today re-signed center Angel Robinson, who played for the Mercury a season ago. Robinson’s rights were originally acquired by the Mercury on June 25, 2016, in a trade with the Seattle Storm that sent Noelle Quinn to Seattle. The addition of Robinson brings the Mercury’s current roster to 11 players, following the waiving of Imani Wright.
The 6-foot-6 Robinson is a 31-year-old post player who averaged 3.9 points and 3.9 rebounds in 15 games for the Mercury a season ago, getting the start in eight consecutive of those contests following injuries to Brittney Griner. During the eight-game stretch, she scored a career-high 14 points on August 6 at Washington and recorded three-straight games with eight or more rebounds, including a career-best nine boards on July 25 at Atlanta.
Robinson spent the 2017-18 WNBA offseason playing in Spain for Avenida. She helped guide her team to a league-best 25-1 record in the LFB Standings, averaging team highs in scoring (12.2 ppg) and rebounding (7.4 rpg). She shot a blistering 64.8 percent from the field and knocked down 12 three-pointers in Spanish Legaue play. In EuroLegaue action, Robinson averaged 7.9 points and a team-high 6.4 rebounds in 14 games.
Prior to joining the Mercury last year, Robinson took part in the 2017 FIBA EuroBasket Championship for Montenegro leading the team in both scoring (16.7 ppg) and rebounding (13.7 rpg) in three games. She finished with double-doubles in two of Montenegro’s three contests, including a 19-point, 17-rebound performance against Belgium during the group phase, and led her team in points and rebounds in all three contests. Robinson was a born in the United States but is a naturalized Montenegrin.
A University of Georgia product, Robinson was selected in the second round (20th overall) of the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks. She finished her career in Athens with the fourth-best career blocks total in school history, and the fifth-most rebounds, and was just the 31st player in the program’s history to reach the 1,000-point mark.