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 both 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.
Griner is one of 11 women to receive an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA championship, a FIBA World Cup gold medal and a WNBA championship.
In February 2022, Griner was detained by Russian Customs on allegations that cartridges containing hashish oil had been found in her luggage.
She had been entering Russia to play with the Russian Premier League during the WNBA offseason. Her trial began on July 1.