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Atoka retires Crystal Robinson's jersey

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ATOKA, OK -- She's considered the greatest women's basketball player to ever come out of Oklahoma and she'd do most of her early work right here in our backyard.

Atoka High School would retire Crystal Robinson's No. 23 jersey.

The two-time NAIA All-American out of Southeastern Oklahoma State played nine seasons in the WNBA, starred on the international scene and now has become an accomplished coach.

She's coached all over, leading McAlester's girls to a state title before leading the Murray State College Lady Aggies, now she's a Big 12 assistant at TCU.

But throughout it all she's always stayed true to her roots as a 1992 state champion at Atoka.

"I'm really proud to be a Wampus Cat. Not only did I develop, it's not about basketball, I developed some great relationships. There's a lot of people who had a hand in helping me be successful and it's awesome to be able to share this experience and the opportunities with them because they invested just as much as me as I invested in basketball," Robinson said.