Brittney Griner is a professional basketball player in the Women’s National Basketball Association for the Phoenix Mercury. She was a Baylor Lady Bears basketball team member in Waco, Texas.

Griner was a key member of the Nimitz Cougars’ state championship team in Texas 5A girls basketball. She is the only athlete in NCAA basketball history to achieve 2,000 points while blocking 500 shots.

On October 18, 1990, Griner was born in Houston, Texas. She is the youngest of four siblings. She attended Nimitz High School as a teenager, where she lettered in basketball and varsity volleyball as a freshman.

Griner Net Worth

Brittney Griner is a hard-working woman. On herself, she has made a net worth of $5 million. Further, her highest annual salary was $227,000, the maximum allowed by the WNBA.

Britney has performed for extremely higher sums of money in the past. In 2014, she earned $600,000 for three months of playing for a Chinese squad. She has made roughly $1.5 million playing in Russia.

Brittney Griner’s College Career

Griner played basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears at Baylor University in college. Further, she quickly established her supremacy as a rookie, setting a new single-season record with 223 blocked shots.

In 2009, she became the seventh female college basketball player to dunk during a game. After defeating Tennessee, she and her teammates advanced to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.

Brittney Griner poses for a beautiful photo with a beautiful smile
Brittney Griner poses for a beautiful photo with a beautiful smile
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Moreover, with 14 blocked shots, Brittney set a new NCAA Tournament record. Grinner and her team overcame Duke to go to the Elite Eight, and she set a new tournament block record of 35.

The AP player was named to the first team of all-Americans. She was instrumental in Baylor’s Division I women’s basketball championship victory over Notre Dame. Her club won 40 games during the season.

Brittney Career Status

The Phoenix Mercury selected Brittney as the first overall pick in 2013. Furthermore, she matched Candace Parker’s WNBA career dunk record with two.

In 2017, Griner had one of the best seasons of her career. In June, she set a career-high with 38 points. With 21.9 points per game, she finished the season as the league’s leading scorer.

Brittney Griner is about to shoot a goal on her gameplay
Brittney Griner is about to shoot a goal on her gameplay
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Brittney normally plays overseas during the WNBA offseason. She was a member of the WCBA’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China from 2013-to 14. The Phoenix Mercury offered her a $600,000 four-month contract.

Griner was a United States women’s basketball team member at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Further, she won the gold medal after the team defeated Spain 101-72 in the final.

Brittney and the US team won gold at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The US women’s basketball team also won gold medals outside the Olympics.

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