To be incomparable, being different is a necessity.
That's why, if you ever find yourself roaming the streets of downtown Phoenix on a lazy Sunday afternoon, and you see a 6 foot 8 person with dreadlocks riding a longboard, who may or may not be eating bacon, do not, though it might be your first inclination, assume that person is misdirected.
That person may be Brittney Griner.
This is the Griner of legend - a larger than life amalgamation of Dora the Explorer on Red Bull with the humor and warmth of Ellen DeGeneres. It's the Griner whose on-court personality of dominance and authority couldn't be more contradictory off it. And it's the Griner so openly esteemed by basketball-heads all over the country, they continue to maintain that we've never seen anyone like her before in women's basketball. The best part? On April 15, 2013 just after 5:00 PM Arizona time, Brittney Griner officially became a member of the Phoenix Mercury.
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Weight 208 pounds
Recorded 3,283 points at Baylor (second most in NCAA women's history)
Recorded 748 blocks at Baylor (more than any other player in NCAA history, male or female)
Generates 850 pounds of force when jumping off the ground
Recorded 18 dunks during her college career (three more than all other women's college basketball players combined)
Second-highest leading scorer in NCAA Women's Basketball history (3,283 points)
Big 12 Player of the Year (2011, 2112, 2013)
Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Wade Trophy (2012, 2013)
Naismith Trophy (2012, 2013)
Wooden Award (2012, 2013)
Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Winner (2012, 2013)
AP Player of the Year (2012, 2013)
Led Baylor University to an undefeated season (40-0) and NCAA championship (2012)
Brittney's Wingspan (Andrew Bynum: 7' 3")
Brittney's Shoe Size in Mens
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Brittney's favorite movie
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The names of Brittney's two pet snakes
"We are very excited to welcome Brittney to our team and to Arizona. She embodies a level of talent and energy that will not only positively impact our game on the court, but elevate women's basketball around the world."
"Brittney headlines the next generation of great women's basketball players that will take our league to another level. Her combination of size, skill, athleticism and charisma is unlike anything we've ever seen in our game. Adding her to a group of dynamic stars like Diana Taurasi, DeWanna Bonner and Sammy Prahalis will create an excitement about this franchise and this league that will be must-see basketball."
"Brittney is a game changer. She can defend, rebound, score, pass and run the floor. She has the whole package. She creates a world of problems for opponents and will open up new opportunities for our already-talented roster of playmakers."
"Wow! All I have to say about that is game changer... I think everyone in the basketball world knows exactly what BG can do, and to bring that to phx with the pieces we already have is going to be something special.. It's def going to be a fun/great summer! Welcome to PHX BG!"