Brittney Griner is in just her fourth season, but she’s already established herself as one of the most fearsome interior defenders in WNBA history.
Tonight, early in the first quarter of the Phoenix Mercury’s game against the Connecticut Sun, Griner once again confirmed that fact as she etched her name in the record books.
As Alyssa Thomas tried a spin move in the paint, Griner rotated over, and stood tall for the big stuff. The block was the 400th in Griner’s career, making her just the 11th player in league history to achieve the feat. Griner is now just 11 blocks from passing Candace Parker for ninth place on the all-time list, and based on the 3.1 blocks per game Griner is averaging, she should accomplish that before the end of the season.
In addition to joining the 400 blocks club, Griner also achieved the feat faster than any other player, with tonight being just her 115th career game. Furthermore, Griner became the first woman to join a very elite group of players with 400 career blocks in their first 115 games or less in WNBA and NBA history.
— Phoenix Mercury (@PhoenixMercury) September 2, 2016
Brittney Griner’s 400th Block