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  • 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, […]
  • Phoenix Mercury select Brittney Griner with No. 1 pick in 2013 WNBA Draft

    The Phoenix Mercury made what had been a foregone conclusion since September into a reality Monday night, taking Baylor’s Brittney Griner with the No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft. The 6-foot-8 center took the women’s game by storm during her four years with the Lady Bears. Griner set NCAA records for most […]
  • Brittney Griner a great fit for Phoenix Mercury

    This coming Monday, WNBA President Laurel Richie will step to a microphone and in front of a prime time television audience and announce the worst-kept secret in basketball: “with the first pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft, the Phoenix Mercury select, Brittney Griner, Baylor.” Griner is one of three franchise cornerstone players in this year’s […]
  • DeWanna Bonner re-signs with Mercury

    The Phoenix Mercury re-signed three-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year DeWanna Bonner to a new contract Thursday. Bonner, a first round draft pick out of Auburn in 2009, was thrust into Phoenix’s starting lineup after the team suffered a rash of injuries last season. In 32 games, Bonner averaged a career-high 20.6 points (2nd […]
  • Talking points top scoring points

    On a recent weekend, I attended a housewarming barbeque for a buddy. And, it should be noted, he’s a bachelor. (This is important because I made the mistake of bothering to shower, wear a presentable shirt, and bring an actual gift purchased by the wife. Geez, what a bonehead move on my part considering not […]
  • Mercury offering special promotion for men this season

    PHOENIX — Brittney Griner scored 50 points in a game and can dunk, and the Baylor center may soon be drafted by the Phoenix Mercury. But a lot of men may never see her play in person. Mercury president Amber Cox said the WNBA doesn’t get a lot of attention on ESPN. “A lot of […]
  • Mercury to draft Brittney Griner? They’re not saying — yet

    The Phoenix Mercury, who are just four years removed from winning their second WNBA Championship, find themselves in a very enviable position. After an injury-plagued and frankly forgettable 2012 season during which they posted a 7-27 record, superstars Diana Taurasi and Penny Taylor are expected to return from ailments. But more importantly, the Mercury won […]
  • Phoenix Mercury win top pick in 2013 WNBA draft

    The Phoenix Mercury won the WNBA draft lottery on Wednesday. “Obviously we’re really excited. It means a lot to our fans, it means a lot to our organization,” President and COO Amber Cox said. “We’re just really excited and kind of speechless at the moment. The Mercury will pick first in next year’s draft and […]
  • DeWanna Bonner named W.C. Player of the Week

    Phoenix Mercury forward DeWanna Bonner was named the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week Monday after averaging 20.7 points and 10.7 rebounds in three contests. Bonner’s production comes at a good time for the Mercury (2- 4), as they are playing without forward Penny Taylor, who is out for the year with a knee […]
  • Mercury ‘not concerned’ about rough start

    It’s only four games into the 2012 WNBA campaign, but the Phoenix Mercury have found themselves in unfamiliar territory. After Thursday night’s 81-65 loss in Atlanta, the Mercury are just 1-3 with another road game at San Antonio looming. To make matters worse, forward Penny Taylor is out for the season with a knee injury […]