Former St. Paul Central girls’ basketball great Angel Robinson was recently inducted into the M Club Hall of Fame at Marquette University.
Before starring at Marquette, Robinson, a 5’7” guard, starred at St. Paul Central, leading them to a state championship in 2007 while earning Ms. Basketball honors.
From there she went on to play at Marquette from 2011-2015, earning a place on the All-Big East Freshman Team (2008), All-Big East Second Team (2009, 2010), and All-Big East First Team (2011).
She started 132 of 134 games while at Marquette, leading her team to an NCAA tournament appearance as a senior while leading the team in points, assists and steals.
Robinson was drafted 22nd overall in the 2011 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty and has since enjoyed a professional career overseas.
Crystal Flint to lead Cretin Derham Hall
Crystal Flint was named girls’ basketball coach at Cretin Derham Hall last month by athletic director Phil Archer.
Flint starred at South Boston High School in Boston, graduating in 1989 and accepting a scholarship to play at the University of Minnesota. In 1994, she led the Gophers to their first-ever NCAA tournament and graduated a year later.
After serving as an assistant coach at her alma mater, she was the head coach at Division II Concordia University-St. Paul for three years (1997-2000). Flint became one of the state’s top basketball officials.
In 2015 she became the head coach at Minneapolis North, where she also worked as an associate educator. She also runs the Triple Threat Girls Basketball Clinic.
Tayler Johnson headed to Northern Iowa
Recent Minneapolis North graduate Tayler Johnson will attend the University of Northern Iowa to continue his education and play football.
Johnson was a two-sport star for the Polars, leading the basketball team to Class A state championships in 2015 and 2016, but he really shined on the gridiron.
As a defensive back and wide receiver for North’s football team, he led them to the Class A state crown in 2016 while averaging eight tackles and one interception per game during his career, and leading them to a runner-up finish the year before.
Johnson also earned All-Conference, All-State, All-District and District Defensive MVP honors as a senior.
Andrayah Adams moving on to Texas Tech
Former St. Paul Como girls’ basketball standout Andrayah Adams is transferring to Texas Tech University after spending the past two seasons playing for St. Johns University (NY).
Adams, a 5’-10” guard, had two productive seasons for the Red Storm and will unite with newly hired coach and former University of Minnesota coach Marlene Stallings.
Adams finished her six-year varsity career as one of the most prolific scorers in state history, amassing more than 3,000 points for her career, earning All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference honors.
Her Jersey #15 was retired by the school this past season, the first Como Park player to be so honored.