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UNT women's hoops team signs two on opening day of early period

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Brett Vito, Staff Writer

The North Texas women's basketball team announced the addition of two players on the opening day of the early signing period Wednesday.  

Jasmyne Robinson, a guard from Arlington Bowie, and Charlene Shepherd, a forward from Killeen Shoemaker, will form the foundation of UNT's 2018 recruiting class.

"We are ecstatic to add Charlene and Jasmyne to our Mean Green family," UNT coach Jalie Mitchell said in a statement. "Both are Texas kids who compete the way winners do. They are perfect complements to those who will return next season. We look forward to coaching them."

Robinson averaged 15 points last season and led Bowie to the state tournament. She scored the 1,000th point of her career last week and is a three-year letterman heading into her senior season.

Robinson, who is 5-8, was named district MVP and was an all-region selection as a sophomore.

"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, who is 6-1, was first-team all-district last season and has been an all-district pick the last two years.

"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 also has been named to an all-district team twice in volleyball.

The pair will join a UNT program that is coming off a 12-19 season. The Mean Green will open Mitchell's third season Friday when they host Mid-America Christian.

FEATURED PHOTO: Arlington Bowie guard Jasmyne Robinson defends as Plano Prestonwood point guard Mariah Fluellen (4) dribbles the ball up court. Robinson signed with UNT on Wednesday. (File photo/The Dallas Morning News)