Brittney Griner was born in the year 1990 and she is a professional basketball of American citizenship. She is playing under WNBA for Phoenix Mercury. She played for UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia. While in College, she was playing for Baylor University at Waco in Texas. She was able to score up to 2,000 points and blocked 500 shots. In the year 2012, she was All-America three times and got named AP Player of the year. She was also named to be Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

She is tall with 6ft 9 inch. She wears the shoe size of 17 and her arm span is 86 inches. She has the endorsement deal for Nike, she was in the Olympic Women’s team of USA and she got the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award.

From her biography, Brittney Griner was born as Sandra Griner and she was born with three older siblings. Griner went to Nimitz High School in the Houston. Besides playing basketball in high school, she also played in the varsity volleyball when she was still a freshman. To know dunking, she was playing into the basketball team of the boys and worked with Nimitz football coach. When she was in the junior season, there was a YouTube video which featured her dunks which got watched around 2.7 million times. This made her to meet Shaquille O’ Neal.

When played at Baylor University based in Waco in Texas. She set the record of blocking 223 shots and became the all time record in single season. This made her to be established like greatest blocker in the history of women’s basketball.

In the WNBA, there is no other player who had been able to surpass her height but Margo Dydek who was 7feet with 2 inches and Heidi Gillingham who is 6 feet and 10 inches and she ties up Sue Geh who was 2.06 meters. She was picked with the first overall pick to join Phoenix Mercury. She was named as the WNBA All star in the rookie season and she became a big force in the defensive of the team.

Brittney Griner played for USA Basketball and trained under Geno Auriemma coach. They were preparing to tour Europe and she was the only college student in the team. Brittney Griner played for China under Zhejiang Golden Bulls and it was a contract of 600,000 dollars for 4 months.

Brittney Griner is a lesbian and she was bullied while growing up because she was bigger and because of her sexuality. She got married to another WNBA player called Glory Johnson but their marriage ended in divorce and they were taken to court after a fight in their home. Griner asked for a divorce after Johnson became pregnant with twins using IVF. Griner pays the child support for the children. She is now engaged to Cherelle Watson.

Last Modified: 18 Aug, 2018

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