Brittney Griner is an American professional basketball player who plays for Phoenix Mercury and was born on October 18, 1990 at Houston, Texas, United States of America.
Brittney Griner Parents: Meet Raymond Griner And Sandra Griner.
Raymond Griner and Sandra Griner are the parents of Brittney Yevette Griner. The couple have four children, three females and a male. They are Shkera, Pier, Brittney and Decarlos. The WNBA star, Brittney is their youngest child.
Raymond Griner is the father of the two time Olympic gold medalist Brittney Griner. He is a former Harris County Sheriff and a Marine veteran who served in Vietnam from 1968 to 1969. The WNBA star’s Dad was initially against his daughter’s sexual orientation of being a lesbian. He however came to accept his daughter for who she is overtime. He has showed his immense support to his daughter in this difficult time of her being convicted in Russia and is doing his best to see his daughter in US again.
Sandra Griner is the mother of Phoenix Mercury player, Brittney Griner. She is a house wife and married to Raymond Griner who is Brittney Griner’s father.
More About Brittney Griner
She started her career in sports at a very young age, playing both volleyball and basketball at Nimitz high school. She engaged herself more in basketball and put up an outstanding performance in that area. This landed her a scholarship at Baylor university. With her superb performance in basketball at the college level, she led her school to win an NCAA championship in 2012.
She won herself the Naismith award, Wooden award, and AP player of the year twice whilst in college She is by far the only WNBA player to have participated in the 2011 USA Basketball Women’s Training Camp in Las Vegas as a college student. In the 2013 WNBA draft, she was selected as the first overall pick by Phoenix Mercury. She started playing professional basketball in May 27 2013. She has since then contributed to the success story of any basketball team she joins and has as well landed herself awards and achievement, making her one of the best WNBA players in the world.
In other news Brittney Griner was arrested in 2022 after the Russian government accused her of illegal possession of hard drugs.