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Sparks select Georgia forward Angel Robinson with second-round pick

April 8, 2010 |  2:10 pm

Angel_240 Possibly looking to help fill the void left by the retirement of future Hall of Fame center Lisa Leslie, the Los Angeles Sparks drafted Angel Robinson, a 6-foot-5 forward from the University of Georgia, with their second-round pick (20th overall) Thursday. 

Robinson averaged just 9.3 points in her four-year college career, and though Vanessa Hayden and LaToya Pringle will combine with Candace Parker to control the paint, Robinson adds depth. 

The Sparks chose two high-scoring guards in the first round: Oklahoma State's Andrea Riley with the eighth overall pick and University of Mississippi's Bianca Thomas with the 12th overall pick

Here are the rest of the second-round picks: 

13. New York Liberty - Kalana Greene, guard, University of Connecticut
14. Washington Mystics - Jenna Smith, center, University of Illinois
15. Connecticut Sun - Allison Hightower, guard, Louisiana State University
16. New York Liberty - Ashley Houts, guard, Georgia
17. San Antonio Silver Stars - Alysha Clark, forward, Middle Tennessee State University
18. Washington Mystics - Shanavia Dowdell, forward, Louisiana Tech University
19. Tulsa Shock - Amanda Thompson, forward, University of Oklahoma
20. Sparks - Angel Robinson, forward, University of Georgia
21. Atlanta Dream - Brigitte Ardossi, forward, Georgia Tech University 
22. Seattle Storm - Tanisha Smith, guard/forward, Texas A&M University 
23. Indiana Fever - Armelie Lumanu, guard/forward, Mississippi State University 
24. Phoenix Mercury - Tyra Grant, guard, Penn State University 

-- Baxter Holmes

Photo: Angel Robinson, center, walks off the court on March 27. Credit: Rich Pedroncelli / Associated Press.