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  • Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Diana Taurasi voted in as WNBA All-Star starters

    The Phoenix Mercury currently have the fifth-best record (9-7) in the WNBA, but that didn’t stop guard Diana Taurasi and center Brittney Griner from being voted in as 2013 WNBA All-Star starters. It’s the fifth time in franchise history the Mercury have sent multiple players to the All-Star Game. For Taurasi, the leading vote-getter among […]
  • Phoenix Mercury waive former first-round pick Samantha Prahalis

    Last season as a rookie, Samantha Prahalis averaged 11.6 points, 4.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game for the Phoenix Mercury. However, this season has not gone as well for the point guard. The sixth pick in the 2012 Draft out of Ohio State was waived by the team Thursday after appearing in just eight […]
  • Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi wins Western Conference Player of the Month

    Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was named the Western Conference Player of the Month Monday. In June, Taurasi averaged 24.2 points, 5.3 assists, and 4.7 rebounds per game as she led the Mercury to a 7-3 record. Among her highlights, were two 30-point games and two near triple-doubles. Her 242 points scored were nearly 100 […]
  • Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury to host Yarnell Wildfire donation drive Tuesday

    Nineteen firemen were killed while fighting the Yarnell Wildfire Sunday afternoon in what became the worst tragedy for active firemen in duty since the 9-11 attacks. On Tuesday, the Phoenix Suns and Phoenix Mercury will host a monetary donation drive in support of the families and victims affected by Sunday’s tragedy. The donations will be […]
  • Mercury’s Diana Taurasi named WNBA Player of the Week

    Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi was named the WNBA Player of the Week Monday. The ten-year veteran averaged 31.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and eight assists per game for the Mercury in wins over the Los Angeles Sparks and Tulsa Shock. In Sunday’s 108-103 win over Tulsa, Taurasi pumped in a team-high 29 points, including eight […]
  • Notable debuts in Arizona sports history

    Brittney Griner’s Phoenix Mercury debut Monday was seen by 10,200 people at the US Airways Center along with countless others who were watching on ESPN. It was a big deal. She is a big deal. Though she is the biggest thing to hit the WNBA, the 6-foot-8 rookie is just another in a long list […]
  • Brittney Griner records multiple dunks in Mercury loss

    Yes, Brittney Griner dunked. Twice. The first one happened with 7:52 remaining in the fourth quarter, one-handed on a pass from Charde Houston. The second one occurred five and a half minutes later, picking up a loose ball in the backcourt and taking it to the basket with both hands. “(The first one) I was […]
  • Expectations high as Mercury tip off 2013 season

    The fans expect it. The media expects it. Even GMs around the league expect it. With a healthy returning roster and the addition of No. 1 draft pick Brittney Griner, the Mercury are the odds-on-favorites to win the WNBA championship this season. “We’re not picked to win. L.A.’s picked to win,” head coach Corey Gaines […]
  • Brittney Griner goes one-on-one with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

    While school may be ending soon for many, it is just beginning for Brittney Griner as she starts her WNBA career. The classroom: the practice court at US Airways Center. The teacher: the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. “Man, I went to ‘Legends School’ today and it was awesome,” Griner said Wednesday. “(He was) […]
  • Mercury: Taurasi tells Griner ‘just to enjoy’ the spotlight

    If there is one player who can relate to the attention thrust upon Brittney Griner, it’s her teammate, Diana Taurasi. Like Griner, Taurasi was a two-time national player of the year coming out of college. Like Griner, Taurasi was the WNBA No. 1 overall pick. The one difference: the size of the spotlight. “(Hers) is […]
  • Brittney Griner, Mercury open training camp

    PHOENIX — Everything comes with the following qualifier: it’s only day one. Fair enough. Still, it was hard not to be impressed with 6-foot-8 Brittney Griner, the No. 1 overall pick in last month’s WNBA Draft, as the Mercury opened training camp Monday. “BG, as I call her now, a little more skilled than I […]
  • Brittney Griner arrives in Valley, introduced by Mercury

    And you thought you had a busy week. Five days after being selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Brittney Griner finally made her way to Phoenix, where she was formally introduced by the Mercury at a Saturday press conference. “I’m excited to be here,” she said with her mom and […]
  • Brittney Griner overwhelmed with ‘joy and tears’ with first overall selection

    It came as no surprise at all that the Phoenix Mercury selected Baylor phenom Brittney Griner with the first overall pick in the WNBA Draft on Monday. Griner may be leaving behind an illustrious college career, but she is excited for the next chapter at the professional level. “It was just overwhelming with joy and […]
  • Mercury give Brittney Griner her own street and downtown banner

    Brittney Griner hasn’t even played a single game in the WNBA yet, but already the Phoenix Mercury are rolling out the red carpet for their new No. 1 overall pick. Following Monday’s selection of the Baylor center in the 2013 WNBA Draft, the organization decided to honor her in pretty memorable fashion. The Mercury renamed […]
  • Mercury head coach: Brittney Griner will be better in the WNBA than she was in college

    The Phoenix Mercury wasted little time drafting Baylor center Brittney Griner with the first overall pick in Monday’s WNBA Draft — a decision the organization admits was made back in September. Mercury general manager and head coach Corey Gaines was asked when he knew the team would select the two-time John R. Wooden Award winner, […]