April 17, 2014
Columbia, Mo. - The Mizzou Women's Basketball program and Head Coach Robin Pingeton announce the addition of Juanita Robinson to the team for the 2014-15 season. The 5-10 guard will come to Mizzou from Johnson County Community College after playing at Zion Benton High School in Zion, Ill.
"We are very excited to have Juanita join our basketball family," Pingeton said. "She is very athletic and versatile with a high basketball IQ. She can play a number of positions, from one to four, and she will fit in well with our motion offense."
Robinson was recognized as First-Team All-American and All-Kansas Jayhawk Conference D-II First-Team selection, helping to lead Johnson County to a 30-2 record last season, and a first-place conference finish. Not only that, but Robinson was also named KJCCC D-II Most Valuable Player. The team took second at the Region VI Tournament and Robinson was a First-Team All-Region selection. Robinson played in all 32 games for the Lady Cavaliers, earning 27 starts. She averaged 11 points per game on 45-percent shooting and reached double figures in 19 games. Robinson grabbed 5.3 rebounds per game for Johnson County while dishing out 113 assists on the season, good for second on her team.
"I think Mizzou is a great fit for me," Robinson said. "When I went on my visit, everything was perfect from the coaches, to the team, to the fans. I just felt like it was perfect for me."
In her freshman season with the Lady Cavaliers, Robinson was selected as an All-Region VI D-II honorable mention. She averaged 8.2 points per game while grabbing 6.8 rebounds and dishing 3.1 assists per game. She boasted six double-figure rebounding performances while also leading the team in assists on 10 separate occasions.
Robinson was also recruited by several division I and SEC schools, but chose Mizzou over Arizona, Arizona State, Kansas, Michigan State, West Virginia, James Madison and Ohio. During her high school career she was an Illinois McDonald's All-American nominee and she was ranked among ESPN's top100 recruits in the country and among the top five in Illinois.
Robinson joins Missouri standout and recent WNBA draft pick Bri Kulas as one of Missouri's recruits from Johnson County Community College.
For more information on Mizzou Women's Basketball, please check in to MUTigers.com and follow the team on Twitter (@MizzouWBB), Facebook (facebook.com/MizzouWBB) and Instagram (@MizzouWBB).
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