NORMAN, Okla. -- Oklahoma's Danielle Robinson will be the 13th Sooner to join the WNBA when the league's annual draft commences this afternoon.
The two-time All-American is expected to be one of the first guards taken when the 2011 WNBA Draft begins Monday at 2 p.m. Central. The first round of the draft will be televised live on ESPN and the second and third rounds will be on ESPN3.com.
"I’m excited that I’m moving on," Robinson said, "but also saddened at the same time that my career here is over.
Definitely, there’s a lot of anxiety. I can’t wait to get to Monday afternoon and figure out where my next step is taking me."
Several sources project either San Antonio (sixth pick) or Tulsa (seventh pick) to take a point guard in the first round and Robinson is a likely candidate for either team.
Robinson ended her career at OU as one of it's all-time greats. She led a senior class responsible for a record number of wins and became just the third player in women's college basketball history to total 2,000 points, 700 assists and 300 steals.
"I think that the coaches have done a great job of preparing me, really just trying to continue the tradition that the first ones who played here laid."
The addition of Robinson will put five former Sooners in the professional ranks. Abi Olajuwon (Indiana), Ashley Paris (Atlanta), Courtney Paris (Los Angeles) and Amanda Thompson (Phoenix) all signed new contracts in the offseason.