Brittney Yevette Griner (born October 18, 1990) is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).
Two-time Olympic gold medalist and six-time WNBA All-Star. Time named her one of the 100 most influential people in 2023.
Rivals.com ranked Griner No. 1 in high school women's basketball in 2009.She was an All-American basketball player in 2009.
Griner won the 2014 WNBA championship with the Phoenix Mercury, who drafted her first overall in 2013.Griner wears men's U.S. size 17 shoes and is 6'9" (206 cm).
Griner played college basketball at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Griner's 223 blocked shots as a freshman set a women's basketball record.
Griner scored 34 points, grabbed 13 rebounds, and blocked 11 shots on December 16, 2009, for Baylor's first triple-double. Only seven women's college basketball players have dunked.
Only the late Margo Dydek of Poland, Bernadett Határ of Hungary, and Han Xu of China have been taller than Griner's 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m).
Griner was the first pick in the 2013 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury. Griner equaled Candace Parker's career WNBA dunk record on May 27, 2013, against Chicago Sky.