Women's Basketball Signs Skilled Texas Products
Jasmyne Robinson, Charlene Shepherd Join North Texas
DENTON -- A 1,000-point scorer and a two-sport all-district athlete inked their names in green on Wednesday and committed to play women's basketball at the University of North Texas.
Charlene Shepherd and Jasmyne Robinson will join the Mean Green following their high school graduation and be key pieces to the program's continued development and growth.
"We are ecstatic to add Charlene and Jasmyne to our Mean Green family," head coach Jalie Mitchell said. "Both are Texas kids who compete the way winners do. They are perfect compliments to those who will return next season, and we look forward to coaching them."
Robinson, a Grand Prairie native, is at Arlington Bowie High School where she's lettered all four years with the varsity basketball squad and this past week scored her 1,000th career point.
A 5-foot-8 guard who is highly touted for her shooting, Robinson has led her high school to the regional finals and last season to a 32-win season. Bowie finished with a .888 winning percentage and reached the quarterfinals of the state tournament. As a sophomore, Robinson was named district MVP and all-region.
"Jasmyne is a scorer with a great stroke," Mitchell said. "Her confidence and fearlessness, ability to handle the ball and her mentality will help our team continue to rise."
Shepherd is a 6-foot-1 forward from Killeen, Texas, and can score from anywhere on the court.
A threat on offense from outside, inside and penetrating the opposition's defense, Shepherd was named first-team all-district last season and led Shoemaker High School to the state playoffs.
She concluded last season by being named first-team all-district. It was her second consecutive season she had been recognized with an all-district honor.
A tremendous athlete, she was named to the all-district volleyball team for a third time after the team's season ended this year. The middle blocker was also named the blocker MVP as a junior.
"Charlene is an exceptional athlete with length and versatility to play inside and out," Mitchell said. "Her potential at the next level is limitless."
Shepherd and Robinson will join a North Texas team that has seen improvement in its win total each year under Mitchell. They will add depth and flexibility with their skills at multiple positions, which has been a strength of Mitchell's two previous recruiting classes.
"With the work ethic and determination of these young ladies, our fans will have a lot to be excited about for the years to come."