Brittney Griner is an American professional basketball player in the WNBA. She is an Olympic gold medalist, a WNBA champion, and a WNBA scoring champion. She is currently playing in the center position for the Phoenix Mercury and is considered as one of the most talented players on the court today.
While attending Nimitz High School, she became known for her viral dunks and for leading her school to the basketball state championship. She then attended Baylor University where she established herself as one of the best shot blockers in the history of women’s basketball. She led the team to win the Division 1 Women’s Basketball Championship.
Griner was the first overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2013 WNBA Draft. She also became the third WNBA player to dunk and the first player to dunk twice in one game. In the next season, she set a league record with 11 blocks in a victory over Tulsa Shock. She also became the first WNBA player to dunk in the playoffs.
She had the finest defensive season in the history of the WNBA in 2015. She set a record of 4 blocks per game and set a record of 11 blocks in the playoffs. Griner set another record when she was able to reach Another milestone when she reached six triple-doubles.
Griner had her best season in 2017 when she recorded a career-high 38 points. While she missed several games due to a knee and ankle injury, she was still the leader in the league with 21.9 ppg and record-breaking blocking. In the next season, she remained the top blocker in the WNBA for six consecutive years.
• Gold medal, 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games• Gold medal, 2014 Turkey World Cup• Gold medal, 2018 Spain World Cup• WNBA champion (2014)• 5-time WNBA All-Star (2013–2015, 2017–2018)• WNBA scoring champion (2017)• 6-time WNBA blocks leader (2013–2018)• WNBA Peak Performer (2017)• All-WNBA First Team (2014)• 3-time All-WNBA Second Team (2015, 2017, 2018)• 2-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award(2014, 2015)• 3-time WNBA All-Defensive First Team (2014, 2015, 2018)• 2-time WNBA All-Defensive Second Team (2016, 2017)• WNBA All-Rookie Team (2013)• FIBA World Championship All-Star Five (2014)• 3-time Russian National League champion (2015–2017)• 2-time EuroLeague champion (2016, 2018)• Russian Cup winner (2017)• NCAA champion (2012)• NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2012)• AP Player of the Year (2012)• 2-time First-team All-American – AP (2011, 2012)• Second-team All-American – AP (2010)• 2-time Wade Trophy Player of the Year (2012, 2013)• 3-time Big 12 Player of the Year (2011–2013)• 4-time Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2010–2013)• McDonald’s All-American (2009)• WBCA High School Player of the Year (2009)