Brittney Griner: What They're Saying

By Ben York,
Posted: April 15, 2013

Check out a collection of quotes on the newest member of the Phoenix Mercury, 6-8 center Brittney Griner.

"She's dominating that sport, the women's side of the game. There's really no one that can match her right now." – – Miami Heat forward Lebron James

“I think she’s one of the best players to play the game. She definitely has been a really dominating presence in every way.” – – Notre Dame Head Coach Muffet McGraw

"You have to play offensively differently against Baylor when Griner is in the game than you do against any other team in the country. That is why she is the Player of the Year. That is why she is the best player in women's college basketball right now." – Rebecca Lobo

"When Brittney came four years ago, I told everybody, 'You better buy tickets. You'll never see anything like her again,' and at the time you didn't talk about the records that she would break. But after you saw her play it was pretty obvious she's going to be a phenom and it's not surprising that she's broken those records." – Kim Mulkey, Baylor Head Coach

"She's developed a bit of aggressiveness and a few more ways to score than she has in the past. That has made it really difficult to defend her. The only thing that you can do is hope that she misses or hope that they don't get her the ball enough times.” – Geno Auriemma - UConn, head coach

“Brittney is the best ever.” – Robert Griffin III

"Obviously Brittney Griner is a tremendous player. She has advanced her game and improved her skill set every year she's been at Baylor." – Pat Summitt

“Like Shaq, Griner makes opponents uncomfortable because they can't do things the way they normally would in practice. She keeps coaches awake at night, worrying about how disruptive she is on both ends of the floor. She can turn and score over either shoulder – sometimes by dunking the ball – and on defense she eats up space with her 88-inch wingspan. She is the second-leading women's scorer in Division I women's history.” – Kate Fagan, espnW

"Brittney Griner has changed the game of women's basketball. She impacts every aspect of the game. She's so consistent that you almost take for granted and you expect these incredible numbers. We might not ever see a player like her again, or at least not for a very long time." – Brenda VanLengen, College Basketball Analyst

"There's never been anybody like her in the history of women's collegiate basketball. She's a different deal than anything we've seen because of her sheer size and athleticism. We've never seen a player physically capable of doing the things she does." – Sherri Coale, Oklahoma Head Coach