Brittney Yevette Griner, popularly known as Brittney Griner is an American professional basketball player of the WNBA team Phoenix Mercury with the number 42 jersey and plays at the center position. She was born on 18th October 1990 at Houston, Texas in the United States of America to Sandra Griner, a house wife and Raymond Griner a former Sheriff and Marine veteran in Vietnam.
She has three siblings. Brittney was married to WNBA player Glory Johnson in 2015. The couple had a twins together. Their marriage however ended in 2016. Brittney is currently married to Cherelle Griner.
She had her education at Nimitz high school and Baylor university, partaking in Volleyball and basketball. She has since then been an active basketball player to the professional level. The two time Olympic gold medalist is currently facing a nine year jail sentence in Russia for smuggling illegal hard drugs into the country.
Brittney Griner’s Career
The 32 years old WNBA star started her career in basketball in high school and often trained with the boys team. Her outstanding performance in basketball gained her a scholarship to Baylor university. In her college days, she led the Baylor basketball team to win the NCAA championship (2012).
She won the Naismith award and Wooden award for the outstanding collegiate women’s player. She as well won the AP player of the year. On completion of her college education, she became one of the top scorers in NCAA history with 3283 points.
The superstar started playing professional basketball on May 2013 after she was drafted in the 2013 WNBA draft where she was the first overall pick by Phoenix Mercury. She helped her team to win the WNBA championship in 2014 after defeating Chicago Sky.
She won the Defensive player of the year that season. She has consistently been impressive with her performance in basketball and has accomplished a lot. She was a WNBA champion for Phoenix Mercury in the year 2014, an eight time WNBA All Star, a three time Russian national league champion, a two time Olympic gold medalist and many others.
Brittney Griner’s Parents
Brittney Griner’s parents are Sandra Griner and Raymond Griner. Her mother Sandra is a house wife whilst her father Raymond is a former Harris County Sheriff and a Marine veteran who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969.
Brittney Griner’s Siblings
The basketball player has three siblings, a brother and two sisters. They are Decarlo Griner, Shkera Griner and Pier Griner. She is the youngest amongst them.
Brittney Griner’s Networth
Brittney Griner’s net worth is currently $5 million.
Brittney Griner’s Height
The American star is 6ft9 inches (2.06m) tall. She is one of the few tallest WNBA players of all time.