Last Updated: 09 Oct, 2023 | Views: 632
Profession: Sports Women
Other Profession(s): Basketball Player
Famous For: American National basketball player
Higher Education: Chester W. Nimitz Senior High School
Brittney Yevette Griner, better known as Brittney Griner, was born in Texas, on October 18, 1990. As a professional basketball player, Brittney Griner represents the US in international competitions. She participated in college basketball with the Baylor Lady Bears in Texas. In terms of points and shot blocks, she holds the NCAA record of 2,000 points and 500 blocks. Griner grabbed international attention when she was detained in Russia in 2022 for a drug offence. She was later found guilty and sentenced to nine years in jail.
From 2009 -2013, she competed for the Texas-based Baylor University squad.
In 2011: In Europe, Griffin played for the US national team for over the course of two weeks
In 2013: Brittney made WNBA history by slamming the ball twice in one play during her professional debut. During the same year, Phoenix Mercury picked her first overall in the WNBA draft
In 2014: Griner blocked 11 shots in one game, setting a WNBA record.
In 2016: Brittney Griner was a member of the US women's Olympic team that took home the gold at the Rio Olympics.
In 2021: Brittney earned her second gold medal at the Olympics.
Achievements and Awards:
The ESPN magazine Rise featured Brittney Griner on its cover.
Brittney Griner was chosen as Player of the Year by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association.
Brittney Griner was the first WNBA player to publicly declare her that she is a lesbian
In 2015, Griner married fellow WNBA player Glory Johnson but filed for annulment a month later. She later got engaged to Cherelle Watson.