Danielle Robinson Biography

November 6, 2019
First published on:November 6, 2019
by John Max

Facts of Danielle Robinson

Birth Name Danielle Robinson
Birth Place San Jose, California
Famous Name Danielle Robinson
Birth Date San Jose, California
Father Albert
Mother Denise
Net Worth $0.5 million
Salary $109,000
Siblings Jonathan
Position in Team Point guard
Current team Minnesota Lynx
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Profession Basketball Player

Danielle Robinson is a professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She selected the first round of the 2011 WNBA Draft (6th overall) by the San Antonio Silver Stars. Also, she played for Tarsus Belediye (2012–2013), ZVVZ USK Prague (2013–2016), Mersin Büyüksehir Belediyesi S.K. (2016–2017), and Phoenix Mercury (2017).

A native of San Jose, California, Danielle Robinson was born on May 10, 1989. The 5 ft 9 in tall, is an American by nationality who belongs to the Afro-American ethnic background. 

Net Worth: $0.5 Million

Robinson, who is active in the WNBA since 2011, has an estimated net worth of $0.5 million as of 2019. 

Currently, she is under a two year $218,000 contract with the Minnesota Lynx, which includes an annual average salary of $109,000. As per the deal, she will earn a base salary of $108,000, while carrying a cap hit of $108,000. Earlier this season, she pocketed $110,000 as salary from the team.

Besides WNBA, she has also played for her International team as well as European league, through which she might have earned a decent sum. 

Robinson and her car SOURCE: Instagram @danirob13

With a remunerative income, she lives a standard life. Though, she has not disclosed the car brands she has few in the list. 

Personal Life

When it comes to her personal life, Robinson, 30, is a quite confidential person. The Minnesota Lynx' Point guard is yet to disclose her relationship status to the public. Additionally, she has not been spotted in public with anyone who is assumed to her partner. Hence, she is possibly single. 

Robinson and her best friend SOURCE: Instagram @danirob13

Scrolling through her Instagram account, she often shares a picture with her BFF, Wynene. Seems like the two share good bonds. 

Family

Born into an athletic family, Robinson's father, Albert, played some football while her mother, Denise, played basketball at Hampton College in Virginia.

 Robinson and her brother SOURCE: Instagram @danirob13

Further, she grew up with her brother, Jonathan, who also played basketball at Hampton College in Virginia. Robinson said, “I have an older brother and basically, whatever he did, I wanted to do. And basketball was the first sport I saw him play and so I followed in his footsteps. I went to all his practices when I was young and actually jumped into them – no matter how small I was – and just fell in love with the game.”

Following her excellent basketball performance at Archbishop Mitty High School, she enrolled at the University of Oklahoma where she played for the Oklahoma Sooners women's basketball team from 2007 to 2011.

WNBA Trade

At the 2011 WNBA Draft, the San Antonio Silver Stars picked Robinson in the first round with the 6th overall pick. She promptly established herself as perhaps the quickest athlete in the WNBA. 

In 2015, she re-signed the team as free agency. The following season she was sidelined for the whole season due to an Achilles injury.

For the 2017 season, she was traded to the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for Isabelle Harrison and a 2017 first-round pick.

On March 6, 2018, Robinson was traded to the Minnesota Lynx, where she teamed up with Jessica Ditzel, Lexie Brown, and Seimone Augustus

Career Highlights

  • 3× WNBA All-Star (2013–2015)
  • All-WNBA Second Team (2014)
  • 3× WNBA All-Defensive Second Team (2012–2014)
  • WNBA assists leader (2013)
  • WNBA peak performer (2013)
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • EuroLeague champion (2015)

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