Tahnee Robinson Cut by WNBA Team

UNCASVILLE, Conn. - Former Wolf Pack basketball star Tahnee Robinson has been cut by the Connecticut Sun.

Robinson was one of three players released by the team on Wednesday, joing both Adrienne Johnson and Rachele Fitz.

Robinson was the 31st overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury in this year's WNBA Draft. She was then sent to the Sun in a draft-day trade for a third-round pick in 2012.

She averaged 19.5 points per game in her two seasons with the Wolf Pack. She averaged 22 points her senior year, leading Nevada to a school record 22 wins and the first postseason win in program history. She was also one of just five finalists for the Sullivan Award, which was handed out to the top amatuer athlete in the entire country.

Robinson was the first Nevada player to ever be drafted by the WNBA. She was also the first full-blooded Native Amercian to be selected in the draft. She played just eight minutes for the Sun in an exhibition game against China, scoring five points.

Head coach Mike Thibault believes that Robinson can eventually become a good player in the league.

"Tahnee just hadn't been able to beat out the people in front of her," Thibault said. "The players at our guard position are pretty solid veterans and there really isn't a roster spot for her at this point. She has some work to do in a couple of areas of her game and hopefully she can go overseas also and work on them."

Adrienne Johnson was also from of the WAC, being drafted with the 28th overall pick out of Louisiana Tech


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