Brittney Griner

Position: Center
Height: 6'8" / 203 cms. 
Weight:208 lbs. / 94 kgs.
WNBA Team: Phoenix Mercury
School: Baylor University ‘13
Hometown: Houston, Texas
Twitter: @brittneygriner

USA Basketball Notes:

  • Participated in the 2013 USA National Team mini-camp Oct. 4-6 in Las Vegas.
  • 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 All-Star Game: 2013 (injured).
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team: 2013.
  • As a rookie in 2013, aided the Mercury to a 19-15 record and the Western Conference Finals; missed seven games due to injury and saw limited playing time upon returning to the court, averaged 12.6 ppg., 6.3 rpg. and a league-leading 3.0 bpg.

College Notes:

  • 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), NCAA  All-Regional (2011, 2012).
  • Wade Trophy, Naismith Trophy, John R. Wooden Award, Associated Press National Player of the Year, Ann Meyers Drysdale/USBWA National Player of the Year (2012, 2013).
  • WBCA Defensive Player of the Year (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Big 12 Player of the Year (2011, 2112, 2013).
  • Consensus All-America first team (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Big 12 championship MOP (2011, 2012, 2013).
  • Big 12 Player of the Year and Big 12 Tournament MVP (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).
  • Big 12 Female Athlete of the Year (2012).
  • USBWA Freshman of the Year (2010).
  • 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).
  • 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 on Oct. 18, 1990, in Houston, Texas.
  • Daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner, has three older siblings: D, Shkera and Pier.
  • Volunteers with former Houston Rocket guard Steve Francis' Holiday Bowling and Christmas Party for underprivileged children.
  • Has a wingspan that measures 7-4.
  • 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.

USA Basketball Statistics
TEAM
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2011 WNT
5/0
26- 51
.510
0- 0
.---
12- 15
.800
35/ 7.0
64/ 12.8
2
9
7

WNBA Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2013
27 /27
139- 250
.556
0- 0
.---
63- 87
.724
171/ 5.5
341/ 11.8
28
81
13

College Statistics
YEAR
G/S
FGM-FGA
PCT
3PM-3PA
PCT
FTM-FTA
PCT
REB/AVG
PTS/AVG
AST
BLK
STL
2012-13
36/ 36
355- 585
.607
0- 1
.000
148- 208
.712
339/ 9.4
858/ 23.8
87
149
25
2011-12
40/ 40
358- 588
.609
1- 2
.500
212- 265
.800
379/ 9.5
929/ 23.2
65
206
24
2010-11
37/ 37
302- 556
.543
1- 2
.500
247- 318
.777
290/ 7.8
852/ 23.0
52
170
13
2009-10
35/ 35
232- 461
.503
0- 0
.---
180- 263
.684
297/ 8.5
644/ 18.4
35
223
18
Totals
148/148
1247-2190
.569
2- 5
.400
787-1054
.747
1305/ 8.8
3283/ 22.2
239
748
80