Women's Basketball

RobynBenton

  • position Guard
  • height 5-9
  • class Graduate Student
  • Hometown Conyers, Ga.
  • Previous School Auburn

Graduated with an undergraduate degree in May 2022 … Aggressive style of play on both ends of the floor that fits into the Wildcats’ system perfectly … Was a star in high school and All-SEC Freshman Team honoree in 2019 at Auburn … Increased her performance her sophomore season at Auburn before electing to transfer to Kentucky in the summer of 2020 … Was granted an immediate waiver to play the 2020-21 season at UK.

2021-22 (Senior)
Played in 25 games with nine starts for the Wildcats … Averaged 8.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game … Went 25-for-67 from 3 during the season … Added 37 assists and 31 steals … Tied for the most steals in game vs. Presbyterian with 4 … Tied for most steals in game vs. Winthrop and notched fourth straight games with over 10 points … Scored second-highest point total in her career in game vs. DePaul with 22 points … Led Kentucky in points with 11 at South Carolina … Missed several games during league play due to an ankle injury … Returned to the court vs. South Carolina on February 10 … Earned 10th double-digit scoring game against Arkansas with 11 points … Also came off the bench to hit two 3s against Missouri … Scored 12 points with two blocks and two assists in first game of the SEC Tournament against Mississippi State … Hit a season-high four 3s with 16 total points in the SEC Tournament semifinal win against Tennessee … Hit a game-changing 3-pointer in SEC Championship win against South Carolina.

2020-21 (Junior)
Strong season, playing in 26 games and averaging 18.0 minutes per game … Averaged 6.6 points per game, hitting 23 3s and went 29-of-37 from the free-throw line … Recorded 20 minutes, scoring seven points, adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block in her debut vs. Murray State … Went 50 percent from the field against Belmont, scoring nine points on 4-of-8 shooting, including a 3-pointer, while also grabbing five rebounds and leading the team with four assists … Played a season-high 28 minutes at Kansas State, scoring 11 points on 4-of-11 shooting, including a pair of 3-pointers, added five rebounds and three steals … Made some clutch shots down the stretch against No. 13 Indiana, scoring 12 points on 3-of-5 shooting, including 1-of-2 from long range, and 5-of-6 from the line …Scored on 50 percent of her shots off the bench at DePaul, earning 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting, including knocking down a pair of 3-pointers, adding six rebounds and three assists … Key contributor off the bench in win over No. 10 Arkansas, recording nine points on three timely 3-pointers, adding four rebounds and one assist, in just 14 minutes of action … Forced a season-high five seals against No. 5 South Carolina … On her 21st birthday against Alabama at Rupp Arena, scored a season-high 15 points on 6-of-10 shooting, including 3-of-5 from the arc, while grabbing four defensive boards and one assist in just 23 minutes of action … Contributed eight points against Tennessee at Rupp Arena, scoring on 2-of-5 shooting and a 3-pointer, while adding two rebounds, a steal and a block … Scored 10 or more points in seven games … Led UK in assists twice and steals four times.

at Auburn
Played 52 career games at Auburn her freshman and sophomore seasons, earning All-SEC Freshman Team honors in 2018-19 … Played in 32 games and averaged 5.8 points per game while going 35-of-94 from long range and 24-of-34 from the free-throw line with 34 steals as a freshman … Key moment during her freshman season was making the game-winning shot and free throw with 8.6 seconds left vs. Vanderbilt, earning her SEC Freshman of the Week honors … In her collegiate debut, she scored 16 points and hit three 3s vs. Grambling State while she had 14 points and was 4-of-5 from 3 against Oklahoma and went a perfect 5-of-5 from long range against Elon … Upped her numbers as a sophomore even though she missed the first nine games of the season due to injury … Played in 20 games with 14 starts averaging 10.1 points per game with 27 3-pointers, 56 steals and 28 assists … Best game came vs. Missouri where she posted a career-high 23 points hitting three 3s with four steals and went a perfect 6-of-6 from the free-throw line … Scored 15 points at South Carolina, hitting two 3s with two steals, while she had 17 points against Ole Miss with three treys … Scored 10 or more points in 11 games and hit at least one 3-pointer in 16 of her 20 games played.

High School
A five-star recruit and ranked as the No. 17 overall player nationally by ESPN.com entering college … The outlet also tabbed her the No. 6 guard in the class after an impressive high school career at Greater Atlanta Christian … Was the GHSA Class AAA Player of the Year and an Atlanta Journal-Constitution First-Team All-State performer as a junior averaging 17 points and 5.7 rebounds per game … Also excelled in the club circuits helping her team to Nike National Girls Championship in 2016 and Nike National Girls EYBL Platinum Championship in 2017.

Personal
Place of Birth: Atlanta, Ga. … Parent(s): Mary and Robert Benton … Siblings: Has two siblings, Inky Johnson, who played college football at Tennessee and Myla Benton … Shooting Hand: Right … Major: Journalism.

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