Brittney Yevette Griner, an American basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), was born on October 18, 1990.

She is currently detained in Russia. In Waco, Texas, she participated in collegiate basketball with the Baylor Lady Bears. She is the only basketball player in the NCAA to have 500 shot blocks in addition to her 2,000 points.

The three-time All-American received the AP Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Final Four Player awards in 2012.

Griner is one of only 11 women to win an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA title, a FIBA World Cup gold medal, and a WNBA title. brittney griner get out of Russia

Did brittney griner get out of Russia?

Seven-time WNBA All-Star and two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, Britney Griner, was found guilty of drug offenses in Russia and given a nine-year prison term.

She has been in Russian custody since being detained in February.

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