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  • 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, […]
  • 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 […]