Stars Swap Danielle Robinson For First-Round Draft Pick and Center
SAN ANTONIO (Jan. 31, 2017) – The San Antonio Stars today announced that they have acquired center Isabelle Harrison and the No. 5 pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft from the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for guard Danielle Robinson.
“We are grateful for all the contributions Danielle Robinson has made on the court and in the community here in San Antonio, and we wish her the best in Phoenix,” said Stars General Manager Ruth Riley. “The Stars welcome Isabelle Harrison to San Antonio and believe she will be a great, youthful addition to our post rotation.”
The Stars now hold the Nos. 1 and 5 first-round picks and the No. 1 pick in the third round of the 2017 WNBA Draft, which will take place in April. This is the first time that San Antonio has held the No. 1 pick and the first time the team has had two first-round picks since moving to the Alamo City in 2003. The franchise has previously held the No. 1 pick only once when the Utah Starzz selected Margo Dydek in 1998 and has only had two first-round picks once when Utah selected Danielle Crockrom with the No. 11 pick and LaNeishea Caufield with the No. 14 pick in 2002.
Harrison, a 6-3 center, averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 rebounds in 7.5 minutes per game during her rookie season last year with the Mercury. She was drafted 12th overall by Phoenix in the 2015 WNBA after playing four seasons at the University of Tennessee, where she averaged 9.6 points and 6.95 rebounds in 18.4 minutes per game. She finished her collegiate career with 1,071 points to become the 39th Lady Vol to reach the 1,000-point mark. She also finished ninth on the Lady Vols’ all-time blocks list with 131 rejections and sixth with 31 career double-doubles.
The Stars open the 2017 season on the road with back-to-back games May 13 at New York and May 14 at Washington before their home opener versus Phoenix on May 19 at 7 p.m. CST at the AT&T Center. Season tickets are now available by calling (210) 225-TEAM or on sastars.com. Single-game tickets will be available at a later date. For more information about the Stars, visit SAStars.com.