SAN ANTONIO — As it turned out, the Thunder’s entry into the Western Conference Finals isn’t the only Oklahoma basketball connection to the Alamo City.
Former Sooner All-American Danielle Robinson is in her fourth year with the WNBA’s San Antonio Silver Stars. She was selected by the franchise with the sixth overall pick in the 2011 draft.
Robinson is coming off a season in which she made the Western Conference All-Star team as a point guard and led the league in assists per game.
At OU, Robinson became the starter in only her second game. She proceeded to become one of two players in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to rack up 2,000 points, 700 assists and 300 steals. She left the program second all-time in assists to Stacey Dales and second all-time in steals to LaNeishea Caufiled.
Robinson took time out of her schedule for a Q&A session with The American, just as the Stars were beginning their season last week.
What is it like being a professional basketball player?
It’s been awesome. I came into a great organization. Coming here, the energy is obviously amazing right now. Especially with the Spurs being in the playoffs and the Western Conference Finals. We’re just riding that wave and getting our season started.
What is the biggest difference from being in college to playing in the pros?
You’re just grown. You have your own schedule when you’re on the road. The meals aren’t scheduled. You can pretty much do what you want. You just really have to be mature about it and know what you need to do as far as getting treatment and eating right. That’s definitely different as far as time management. Really, just having your own schedule.
What did you learn at OU that helps you today with the Stars?