May 20, 2009
STILLWATER, Okla. - Oklahoma State's women's basketball team has signed a trio of junior college standouts it was announced today by head coach Kurt Budke. Lakyn Garrison, Carolyn Blair-Mobley and Precious Robinson all signed national letters of intent and will join the program for the 2009-10 season.
Blair-Mobley will join the squad after spending her freshman season at Cloud County (Kan.) Community College. A 5-10 forward, she was named a third-team All-American by the National Junior College Athletic Association after averaging a team-best 14.1 points and 5.2 rebounds for the Thunderbirds. In addition, Blair-Mobley averaged 4.2 assists and 2.1 steals per game.
"One of the best things about Carolyn is she has three years left," Budke said. "She can play three positions and has outstanding speed. She had great success competing as a freshman in a tough region in Kansas and her athleticism will help us match up with teams in the Big 12 South."
A 5-5 guard from Carl Albert (Okla.) State College, Garrison was the nation's second-leading scorer as a sophomore, pouring in 25.8 points per game on her way to earning second-team All-America honors from the NJCAA. A native of Wickes, Ark., she made 69 3-pointers and averaged 3.1 steals per game while helping lead the Vikings to a 20-11 mark.
"Lakyn is an outstanding scorer and will remind a lot of people of (current Cowboy basketball player) Keiton Page," Budke said. "She can shoot from three or four feet behind the 3-point line, drive to the basket, is an outstanding passer and has a tremendous work ethic."
Robinson earned first-team All-America honors after leading Central Arizona College to a 35-0 mark and the 2009 NJCAA national championship. The 6-1 forward finished the year as the Vaqueras' leading scorer and rebounder, averaging 15.6 points and 10.7 boards per game. Robinson's rebounding average also ranked ninth nationally.
"Precious is a tremendous athlete that can play either forward position," Budke says. "She has 60-plus games under her belt with a team that won a national championship this season."
"We have had great success with players from Central Arizona because they come in well disciplined and ready to play immediately."
Robinson joins Maria Cordero, Danielle Green, Rashidat Sadiq and Brisa Silva as former CAC players to make their way to Stillwater.
The three spring additions bring the incoming class of Cowgirls to nine total players.
Oklahoma State Women's Basketball Signees
Carolyn Blair-Mobley, 5-10, F, St. Paul, Minn. (Johnson HS/ Cloud County CC)
Keuna Flax, 5-9, G, Haltom City, Texas (Haltom HS)
Lakyn Garrison, 5-5, G, Wickes, Ark. (Wickes HS/Carl Albert State College)
Heather Howard, 6-3, F, Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Shawnee Mission West HS)
Desiree Jeffries, 5-11, G, Del City, Okla. (Del City HS)
Lindsey Keller, 6-2, F/C, Goddard, Kan. (Goddard HS)
LaSharra Riley, 6-1, F/C, Topeka, Kan. (Washburn Rural HS)
Precious Robinson, 6-1, F, San Diego, Calif. (Mt. Miguel HS/Central Arizona College)
Toni Young, 6-2, F, Del City, Okla. (Del City HS)