Brittney Griner No. 1 Pick by Phoenix Mercury in WNBA Draft
Brittney Griner will be wearing a Phoenix Mercury jersey next season.
Griner was the No. 1 WNBA draft pick. She is the second all-time scorer and the top shot blocker in Women’s NCAA history, and has a record 18 dunks.
In other words, Griner is a phenom, and is poised to revolutionize the WNBA.
Griner joins a very talented Mercury squad that was plagued by injuries most of last season. Star Diana Taurasi played in only eight games and Penny Taylor missed the entire year while recovering from an ACL injury. Candice Dupree also missed 21 games because of a knee injury.
“I’m ready to get there and ready to learn from (Taurasi),” Griner said. “I got to play with her a little bit at USA Basketball. I’m ready to feed off her and give all I can to the Phoenix Mercury.
Phoenix had the second-worst record and a 28 percent chance of getting the first pick. Washington, which had the worst record in the league picked fourth.
“We have a team of All-Stars already,” Phoenix Mercury president Amber Cox said. “To add her to the mix solidifies us for a long time. When Phoenix comes to town it will be must see basketball.”
Congratulations to Brittney Griner on an already remarkable career.
And she’s just getting started!
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