Famous American professional basketball player Brittney Yevette Griner better known as Brittney Griner plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Griner is the only basketball player ever in NCAA history to have almost 500 shot blocks in addition to her more than 2,000 points. Griner is one and only 11 women now to win a prestigious Olympic gold medal, famous NCAA title, gold medal of FIBA, and a WNBA title.
Brittney Griner Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $5 million|
|Full Name Brittney Yevette Griner|
|Birth Date October 18, 1990|
|Age 31 years|
|Birthplace Houston, Texas|
|Profession Basketball Player|
|Partner Cherelle Griner|
Brittney Griner Early Life
The youngest among four children, Griner was born on October 18, 1990 in place of Houston, Texas and attended Nimitz High School as a teenager, where she learned basketball letters. She also established a brilliant record for most blocks in just a single season with 318 and she was recognized for her accomplishments as awarded a WBCA All-American.
Brittney Grinner College Career
Griner during his career participated in collegiate games mostly in basketball games for the Baylor Lady Bears at Baylor University. After beating champion Tennessee to move in the Sweet 16, team Baylor continued on to the NCAA. As a junior in college, Griner was selected as an AP Player of the Year and helped her team Baylor defeat brilliant Notre Dame in the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship. Baylor had the most wins in NCAA history (40), going undefeated for the whole season. In 2013, Griner participated in her final college game, which Baylor lost against the University of Louisville in the Sweet 16.
Brittney Griner Professional Career
The famous club Phoenix Mercury selected the champion, Griner, with their first overall choice in the WNBA Draft of the year 2013. She had an extremely outstanding rookie season after joining WNBA, with Candace Parker’s WNBA record for lifetime dunks. She has averaged four blocks/game in one of the most productive defensive seasons in the history of the WNBA. The year 2017 was one of Griner’s most-strongest seasons far in her brilliant career, she has played 12 games in the COVID-19-shortened year 2020 season before being forced to leave it all for unspecified personal reasons.
Brittney Griner Arrest
Early in 2022, Griner was detained in Russia at Sheremetyevo International Airport after allegedly having hash oil found in her luggage. In a Russian courtroom on July 7, 2022, Brittney appeared and entered a plea of guilty to drug-related offences and she is facing 10 years imprisonment.
Brittney Griner Partner
Griner came out as a lesbian in the early months of 2013, Cherelle Watson and Griner became engaged before Griner wed her in 2019.
Brittney Griner’s Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Brittney Griner is $5 million as of 2022. The WNBA total annual compensation for the champion, Griner was almost $227,000 and she occasionally played abroad for more salary. As an illustration, she received the amount of $600,000 in the year 2014 to play for the Chinese squad of basketball for three months.
Brittney Griner Height and Weight
|Weight 93 kg|
|Eye Color Brown|
|Hair Color Blonde|