Brittney Griner No. 1 Draft Pick in WNBA
It came as no surprise that Brittney Griner, who was voted as a two-time Associated Press Player of the Year at Baylor University, was selected as the No. 1 overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury in Monday’s WNBA.
“It’s a dream come true, I’m like a little kid in Disney World the first time meeting all the characters,” Griner said. “Sitting at the table they said 15 seconds, and my heart started beating so fast. I was grabbing the tablecloth underneath.”
Griner completed a stellar four-year collegiate career with the Lady Bears. She finished as the second all-time leading scorer in women’s NCAA history, with 3,283 points. The 6-foot-8 sensation is the top shot-blocker of all time, which includes breaking men’s and women’s college marks with 748. Griner also holds the record for most dunks by a female with 18, which will not be broken for quite some time.