Storm center Ashley Robinson is headed to Australia this offseason. The WNBL’s Dandenong Jayco Rangers announced today that they have signed Robinson to join Storm teammate Abby Bishop on their roster. Bishop helped make the connection between player and team.
“It just happened randomly,” Robinson explained. “She said her team was looking for a center. I said, ‘I’ll go play.’ She talked to her coach; I’m on the team now. I’m excited. I think it will be a lot of fun. We get to be teammates for a whole year.”
Bishop is new to the Rangers, who play in a suburb just outside of Melbourne. She changed teams as a free agent after teaming with Lauren Jackson to lead the Canberra TransACT Capitals to a second consecutive WNBL Championship. Now, Bishop has a new Storm teammate, and the two post players’ skills should complement each other.
“We’re going to try to do a little high-low,” joked Robinson. “Let Abby shoot her threes. I’ll grab the rebounds if she ever misses.”
Robinson, who has played in Turkey and Spain and spent last offseason at home in her native Dallas, is looking forward to enjoying a new continent – just from indoors.
“I’m excited about going to Australia,” she said. “Spring and summer weather, so that will be fun. I don’t know that I’ll be doing too much outdoorsy stuff, because I watch TV and I know they have the snakes, and the sharks and the spiders, so I’ll be inside while I’m there.”