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Brittney Griner

  • As of  Aug. 25, 2018.

USA Basketball Notes

  • Honors: 2014 FIBA World Cup All-Tournament Team.
  • Gold Medals: 2016 Olympics, 2014 FIBA World Cup.
  • 2017-20 USA National Team: Participated in the USA’s 2018 winter training camp in Columbia, South Carolina; accepted an invitation to participate in the 2017 USA Women's National Team training camp Sept. 30-Oct. 2 in Santa Barbara, California, but was injured and unable to attend.
  • One of 10 players who have earned an Olympic gold medal, FIBA World Cup gold medal, WNBA title and NCAA title. Sue Bird, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Cynthia Cooper, Asjha Jones, Maya Moore, Sheryl Swoopes, Diana Taurasi and Kara Wolters round out the list.
  • Competed on the USA National Team during its 2015 European Tour. Started two of three games played and averaged a team third-best 12.7 ppg. as the USA posted a 4-0 record.
  • Member of the 2014 USA Basketball World Cup Team that compiled a perfect 6-0 record en route to claiming gold at the FIBA World Cup in Istanbul and qualifying the U.S. for the 2016 Olympic Games.
  • Averaged 12.3 ppg., 6.3 rpg. and a team-high and tournament second-best 2.0 bpg., while shooting a tournament-leading 66.7 percent (30-45 FGs) from the field at the 2014 FIBA World Cup en route to All-Star Five honors.
  • 2012 U.S. Olympic Team finalist.
  • The only collegiate player to participate in the 2011 USA National Team’s European Tour, averaged 12.8 ppg. and 7.0 rpg. playing alongside and against professional veterans as the U.S. posted a 3-2 record.
  • Named to the 2011-12 USA Basketball Women’s National Team on Aug. 1, 2011.
  • Participated in the 2009-12 USA Women’s National Team training camp, May 10-12, 2011, in Las Vegas.

Professional Notes

  • Drafted: No. 1 by the Phoenix Mercury in 2013.
  • WNBA title: 2014.
  • All-WNBA first team: 2014.
  • All-WNBA second team: 2015, 2017.
  • WNBA Defensive Player of the Year: 2014, 2015.
  • WNBA All-Defensive first team: 2014, 2015.
  • WNBA All-Defensive second team: 2016, 2017.
  • WNBA All-Star Games: 2013 (injured), 2014, 2015, 2017 (injured), 2018.
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2013.
  • WNBA scoring champ: 2017
  • All-WCBA (China) first team: 2015.
  • WCBA Defensive Player of the Year: 2014, 2015.
  • WCBA Center of the Year: 2015.
  • All-WCBA first team: 2014.
  • WCBA All-Imports Team: 2014, 2015.
  • WCBA All-Star Game: 2014, 2015.
  • WCBA All-Star Game MVP: 2014.
  • EuroLeague title: 2016.
  • In her six seasons in Phoenix, the Mercury posted a 122-82 (.598) record, adanced to six-straight WNBA playoffs and captured the 2014 championship.
  • Played alongside Diana Taurasi for EuroLeague team UMMC Ekaterinburg (Russia), and averaged 12.5 ppg. and 6.7 rpg. in helping lead Ekat to the 2016 EuroLeague and Russian league titles. Returned to UMMC helped the squad advance to the 2017 EuroLeague Final Four and in 2018 captured her second EuroLeague title.
  • Spent two years playing in China, leading Beijing Great Wall to the 2015 WCBA finals and Zhejiang Far East to the 2014 WCBA semifinals.
  • Helped Phoenix in 2014 post a league-best 29-5 record and capture the 2014 WNBA title.
  • Set the WNBA single-season record with 129 total blocked shots in 2014.

College Years

  • During her four years, Baylor compiled a 135-15 record (.900), earned the 2012 NCAA title with a perfect 40-0 mark, advanced to the 2010 Final Four, 2011 Elite Eight and 2013 Sweet Sixteen, captured three Big 12 Conference regular season and three Big 12 Tournment crowns.
  • NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2012), NCAA Regional Most Outstanding Player (2010, 2012) and NCAA All-Regional (2011, 2012).
  • Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy, John R. Wooden Award, Associated Press National Player of the Year and USBWA National Player of the Year (2012, 2013).
  • WBCA Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year (2012) and Big 12 Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Consensus All-America first team (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Big 12 Player of the Year and Big 12 Tournament MVP (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Big 12 championship MOP (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, All-Big 12 first team and All-Big 12 Defensive Team (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Honda Cup as the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year and Honda Award for women’s basketball (2012).
  • USBWA and Big 12 Freshman of the Year (2010).
  • All-Big 12 Freshman Team (2010).
  • John R. Wooden Award, Wade Trophy, Naismith Award and Honda Award finalist (2011).
  • Owns the all-time NCAA Division I career records for blocked shots (748) and dunks (18) and ranks third for points (3,283).
  • Owns the Big 12 all-time career records for points (3,283), blocks (748), free throws made (787), field goals made (1,247), games played (148), games started (148) and triple-doubles (5-tie).

Personal Notes

  • Born Brittney Yevette Griner in Houston, Texas.
  • Daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner, has three older siblings: D, Shkera and Pier.
  • Spearheading a mobile app called BG:BU, which is being designed to encourage empowerment, strength and creativity for youth who are bullied as well as allies in the fight to end bullying. BG:BU will give youth an outlet to talk about their issues, get advice, ask questions and find resources in a safe and confidential environment.
  • Volunteers with former Houston Rocket guard Steve Francis' Holiday Bowling and Christmas Party for underprivileged children.
  • Has a wingspan that measures 7-foot-4.
  • Attended Nimitz High School (Texas), where she set a national high school record with 25 blocks in a single game and set the record for dunks in a game with seven.
  • Parade Magazine, USA Today and WBCA National High School Player of the Year (2009).
  • Houston Mayor Bill White proclaimed May 7, 2009, as Brittney Griner Day.

Social

  • Twitter: @brittneygriner
  • Instagram: @brittneygriner
  • Web: BrittneyGriner.com

USA Basketball Statistics

TEAM G/S MIN/G FGM-A PCT 3PM-3A PCT FTM-A PCT REB/AVG PTS/AVG AST TO BLK STL
2016 OLY 8/ 8 15.9 36-  52 .692 0- 1 .000 6- 8 .750 45/ 5.6 78/   9.8 4 19 11 3
2016 OLYx 4/ 0 11.5 10-  12 .833 0- 0 .--- 12- 14 .857 9/ 2.3 32/   8.0 1 6 6 3
2015 WNT 3/ 2 22.3 14-  29 .483 0- 0 .--- 10- 12 .833 10/ 3.3 38/ 12.7 6 6 3 4
2014 WC 6/ 6 19.2 30-  45 .667 0- 0 .--- 14- 23 .609 37/ 6.2 74/ 12.3 8 11 12 3
2011 WNT 5/ 0 23.2 26-  51 .510 0- 0 .--- 12- 15 .800 35/ 7.0 64/ 12.8 2 4 9 7
Totals 26/16 18.1 116-189 .614 0- 1 .000 54- 72 .750 136/ 5.2 286/ 11.0 21 46 41 20

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