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Brittney Griner        

WNBA player for the Phoenix Mercury, Author of "In My Skin"

Brittney Griner is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas. She is the only NCAA basketball player to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. In 2012, the three-time All-American was named the AP Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.

In 2009, Griner was named the nation's #1 high school women's basketball player by Rivals.com. Griner was selected to the 2009 Phoenix Mercury All-American basketball team. In 2012, she received the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award. Griner was also on the USA Olympic Women's team, where she helped lead them to victory at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2013, Griner signed an endorsement deal with Nike.

In 2016, Griner played for the U.S. Olympic women's basketball team for the Summer Olympics and earned her first Olympic medal as they beat Spain 101–72 for the gold medal, becoming one of 11 players who have earned an Olympic gold medal, FIBA World Cup gold medal, WNBA title, and NCAA title.

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Brittney Griner emerges as rookie year nears finish

Brittney Griner is beginning to fulfill the enormous expectations. As the Phoenix Mercury enter the WNBA's best-of-three West Conference finals against the ...

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