Brittney Griner (born October 18, 1990) is a US-based professional basketball player and famous personality. She first gained popularity for playing for Baylor women’s college team. Currently, she plays center for Phoneix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). So far, Brittney has been professionally playing the game for almost ten years. Read the complete article to find out more about her net worth, salary, kids, wife, wiki, age, bio, height, family, weight, body measurements, parents, siblings, kids, ethnicity, nationality, and more.
Brittney Griner Wiki/Biography
Brittney Griner was born in an American family in Houston, Texas, USA. Her birthday falls on the 18th of October where she is a Libra by zodiac sign. Her full name is Brittney Yevette Griner. She graduated high school from Nimitz High School. Brittney then attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
She began playing the game at a young age and began an expert at the game by the time she became an adult. While managing her studies, she used to play basketball for her school and college. Her consistency and hard work paid off after she made her pro debut in 2013. Moving further, you will see more about her net worth, salary, biography, family, wife, kids, and more.
|Real Name||Brittney Yevette Griner|
|Profession||Professional basketball player|
|Age||31 [as of 2021]|
|Date of Birth||October 18, 1990|
|Birthplace||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Hometown||Houston, Texas, USA|
|Famous For||Playing basketball|
Brittney Griner Wife, Kids, Parents & Siblings
Brittney Griner is a married woman. In fact, she has gotten married twice. She first got married to Glory Johnson, a fellow professional basketball player. Their marriage took place in the year 2015 but unfortunately, they got separated in just a few months. They are no longer together because Brittney filed for annulment.
Coming to her second marriage, she got engaged to Cherelle Watson August in 2018. After their marriage in June 2019, Cherelle changed her name to Cherelle Griner. As of now, the couple has been together happily. There could be a question if Brittney Griner has any kids, the answer to this question is yes. She is the mother of two kids (twins). However, they were given by her first wife Glory Johnson. According to Wikipedia, the kids (both girls) were born on 12 June 2015.
Her ethnicity is mixed while she is an American by nationality. Her father’s name is Raymond Griner, a former Harris County sheriff, and Marine veteran. On the other hand, her mother’s name is Sandra Griner. Coming to the details about her siblings, she is the youngest of a total of four children. Her three siblings are Shkera Griner (sister), Pier Griner (sister), and Decarlo Griner (brother) respectively.
Brittney Griner Age, Height & More
Brittney Griner’s age is 31 as of 2021. Her height is 6 feet 9 inches (206 cm) & her weight is 93 kg (205 lbs). She has dark brown curly hair & brown eyes. Brittney’s body measurements are not available while her shoe size is 17 (US). Coming to her physical appearance, she is a very tall woman and very athletic as well.
As mentioned above, Brittney Griner kickstarted her basketball career at a very young age. She loved the game during her childhood days. With time, she started playing the game. In fact, she made it to her high school basketball team. In fact, a video of her basketball dunks in high school was uploaded on YouTube which attracted over six million views. While she was on the team, she broke several school records while helping them win important games.
Moving to university, she was a part of Baylor University’s basketball team. She set multiple records for blocked shots including 223 blocked shots in a single season during her freshman year. During her four-year stay on the college team, she played 148 games where she was able to secure 3283 total points for her team.
After she graduated from university, she was picked by Phoenix Mercury during the 2013 WNBA Draft. During her first professional year, she averaged 3 blocks per game. In fact, she became the third WNBA player to dunk twice that year. In the next year, her performance improved where she scored an average of 15.6 points per game. Her addition to the team helped Phoenix have a historic season. She along with Diana Taurasi and Candice Dupree had a great synergy and brought most of the points for the team. In the next few years, she continued playing like a beast for the team with full consistency.
She is also seen playing basketball professionally in Russia during the WNBA off-season. Primarily, she played in China for Zhejiang Golden Bulls in the 2013-14 off-season. After that, she began playing in Russia for the team UMMC Ekaterinburg. She was a key player where she helped the team win back-to-back championship titles in 2015 & 2016. So far, she is stuck with the same team, and looks like she continues to play for the same for a few years.
Brittney Griner Net Worth
Brittney Griner’s net worth is $6 million (estimated). Her major source of income is basketball. As a professional basketball player, she continues to play the game professionally throughout the year even during the off-season.
As a basketball player, she receives a prescribed salary from the respective team for a season. According to sources, her salary for playing with Phoenix Mercury is six figures. However, the exact numbers are yet to be revealed. On the other hand, she makes more money playing in Russia. Sources suggest that she could be making almost a million dollars a season for playing with UMMC Ekaterinburg. When she played in China for Zhejiang Golden Bulls, she was paid a salary of $600,000 for four months.
Looking at her endorsements, she has an endorsement deal with Nike. Leaving this, she could’ve other various income sources as well. She could be investing her hard-earned earnings in property, lands, apartments, stocks, and much more.
- She began playing basketball during her teen years.
- She loves dogs and has two dogs named Klaus and Enzo.
- Brittney is a car lover and owns a few cars.
- She has many tattoos inked all over her body.
- She won the EPSY Award in 2013 for being the best female college athlete.
- Brittney is the fourth tallest international female basketball player.
- She has over 95k followers with 1.5k tweets on Twitter.
- She shares her pictures on her Instagram profile with 449k followers.
- Does she sm0ke? Yes.
- Does she drink alc0hol? Not known.
- She loves to travel to various places.
FAQs about Brittney Griner
Brittney Griner is a professional basketball player for Phoenix Mercury and UMMC Ekaterinburg.
Brittney Griner has been sentenced to prison for nine years by Russian judge Anna Sotnikova due to drug smuggling.
31 years old.
Her estimated net worth is $6 million.
Two kids, both being girls.
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