Everything you need to know about Brittney Griner, her biography, age, career stats, husband, wife, gender, arrest news, salary and net worth
Britney Griner is in the headlines these days following her detention in Russia over alleged drug charges. Let’s have a look at some of her professional and personal activities that involve a lot of controversies.
Brittney Griner Biography, Age, Height, Gender, Husband, Wife, Arrest In Russia, Mugshot
Brittney Yevette Griner, simply known as Britteny Griner is a former professional basketball player from America who appeared for the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) league team, Phoenix Mercury.
Brittney Griner Age, Height, Family, Relationship
Born on 1990, October 18, Brittney is 31 years old. She was born in Houston, Texas. The American is 6 ft 9 in.
Openly came out as a gay athlete
Brittney revealed in an interview with SI.com, in the year 2013 on February 11 that she is a lesbian. She further stated that she got bullied while she was young. The basketball player said that she likes to enlighten children about bullying and particularly against LGBT people. She came out openly as a gay athlete.
Marriages and domestic violence case
Griner was engaged to her fellow WNBA player Glory Johson in the year 2014 on August 14. After a year, the couple got arrested with charges of assault and disorderly conduct on April 22, 2015. Even after this, the duo got married the same year on May 8. A week later, they were suspended by the league WNBA for multiple games following pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct charges. They, after having twins, got divorced in the year 2016.
After two years in 2018, Griner then got engaged to Cherelle Watson followed by their marriage a year later in June.
Brittney Griner Basketball Career Stats, Awards
Brittney Griner is the only player to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots. She was also named the AP Player of the year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four in 2012.
Career highlights and awards
WNBA champion (2014)
7× WNBA All-Star (2013–2015, 2017–2019, 2021)
2× WNBA scoring champion (2017, 2019)
8× WNBA blocks leader (2013–2019, 2021)
WNBA Peak Performer (2017, 2019)
3× All-WNBA First Team (2014, 2019, 2021)
3× All-WNBA Second Team (2015, 2017, 2018)
2x WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award (2014, 2015)
3× WNBA All-Defensive First Team (2014, 2015, 2018)
4× WNBA All-Defensive Second Team (2016, 2017, 2019, 2021)
WNBA All-Rookie Team (2013)
WNBA 25th Anniversary Team (2021)
3× Russian National League champion (2015–2017)
4× EuroLeague champion (2016, 2018, 2019, 2021)
Russian Cup winner (2017)
NCAA champion (2012)
NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player (2012)
AP Player of the Year (2012)
Honda Sports Award (2012)
2× Wade Trophy Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
2× First-team All-American – AP (2011, 2012)
Second-team All-American – AP (2010)
3× Big 12 Player of the Year (2011–2013)
4× Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2010–2013)
McDonald’s All-American (2009)
WBCA High School Player of the Year (2009)
2009—WBCA High School Coaches’ All-America Team
2011—WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year
2012—WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year
2013—WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the Year
2014—FIBA World Championship All-Star Five
In 2014, Griner was included as part of the Advocate’s annual “40 under 40” list.
She was also named one of ESPNW’s Impact 25 in 2014.
Brittney Griner Salary And Net Worth
Brittney Griner signed a 3 year / $664,544 contract with the Phoenix Mercury, including an annual average salary of $221,515 with her net worth standing at $17 million.
Brittney Grenier Arrested In Russia News And Mugshot
She was detained last month at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport after being found with drugs.
When you hate your country but desperately need them to extricate you from a Russian jail 🤷♀️
-Brittney Griner pic.twitter.com/BRZSHHMVoS
— ✌🇺🇸 Linda Taylor 😎✝️ (@lt3taylor) March 9, 2022
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