Brittney Griner is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
She played school ball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas. She is the main NCAA ballplayer to both score 2,000 focuses and obstruct 500 shots.
In 2012, the three-time All-American was named the AP Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.
In 2009, Griner was named the country’s No. 1 secondary school ladies’ ballplayer by Rivals.com. She was chosen to the 2009 Phoenix Mercury All-American ball group.
In 2012, she got the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award. In 2013, Griner marked an underwriting manage Nike. Standing 6 ft 9 in (206 cm) tall, Griner wears a men’s US size 17 shoe and has an arm range of 87.5 in (222 cm).
Griner was on the United States ladies’ Olympic group in 2016 which drove them to triumph at the Rio Olympics.
When was Brittney Griner Detained in Russia?
Griner was detained at a Russian air terminal on February 19 after authorities asserted they found vape cartridges in her luggage.
“Within the past couple hours, an official from our embassy has been granted consular access to Brittney Griner,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price told CNN on Wednesday.