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Brittney Griner Will Remain To Call The Valley home

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    Two-time WNBA scoring champ and 2014 WNBA Champ re-signs with MercuryShe’s a WNBA Champion, a two-time WNBA racking up champion, two-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year, six-time All-Star and last August she stated, “Mercury ’til I’m done.” Already among the most dominant gamers in WNBA history, the Phoenix Mercury are delighted to introduce Brittney Griner will certainly continue to add to her heritage right here in the Valley after signing a multi-year contract today.”We have actually had the possibility to see BG transform into one of the most leading gamers in the WNBA considering that we drafted her in 2013. In a Mercury attire, she has actually come to be a WNBA Champ, Olympic gold medalist, a numerous time All-Star, a two-time scoring champion and has actually re-written the league’s record books for obstructed shots. A force on the court, her work in the Phoenix area is what makes her such an unique individual. We are enjoyed proceed to enjoy her career grow right here in Phoenix az.” GM Jim PitmanSince being picked with the No. 1 general choice by Phoenix metro in the 2013 WNBA Draft, Griner possesses six All-Star game appearances, 2 WNBA scoring titles, two WNBA Defensive Gamer of the Year awards, 5 All-WNBA Team options and 6 All-WNBA Defensive Team nods. She has actually shown up in the postseason in all seven of her WNBA seasons, consisting of 6 trips to the WNBA Semifinals, and became part of the Mercury’s 2014 Champion group. Over the course of Griner’s seven-year job, the Mercury has compiled a 137-101 document, the 3rd finest in the WNBA throughout that just 7 years, Griner has taken over practically every team and league document for obstructed shots. The 2016 Olympic gold medalist has the WNBA records for blocks in a single-game, obstructs in a playoffs game, blocks in a single-season, single-season block average, and occupation block standard. She has actually led the league in blocks per game in each of her 7 expert seasons, a WNBA document, and her standards in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 represent four of the most effective seven seasons in WNBA background. She currently places 3rd on the WNBA’s all-time blocks listing with 636 in 212 career games, the only gamer in the top-15 with much less than 300 career games has actually altered the landscape of the WNBA as the only gamer to soak in a normal period or championship game because transforming pro. The 6-8 center has 12 occupation normal period dunks, one playoff dunk and five All-Star Game dunks. Getting in the 2020 WNBA period, the remainder of the organization has actually integrated for just 3 normal season dunks in the WNBA’s 23 seasons. Griner placed on a program for fans in Las Vegas last summer when she threw down three dunks in the 2019 WNBA All-Star video game, coming to be the initial player in league history to record greater than one dunk in an All-Star is coming off another leading period in 2019 after balancing 20.7 factors, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in 31 video games, while firing 56.4 percent from the area. She became the 4th player in WNBA background to average 20+ points in three successive periods, and signed up with Anthony Davis, Tim Duncan, Elton Brand, Jermaine O’Neal and Shaquille O’Neal as the only WNBA/NBA players because 2000 to average at the very least 20 factors, 7 rebounds and 3 blocks per game in three-straight week, Griner led Team USA to a perfect 3-0 record during Olympic qualifiers Mercury Store, balancing a team-high 15.3 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game. During the existing WNBA offseason, the Houston citizen is once more playing for UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia, where she has actually led the group to a 25-1 record, and averaged 18.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 22 games basketball returns to The Madhouse May 2020 as the Phoenix Mercury bring their mission for a record-tying 4th WNBA Champion to Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the original home of the Phoenix Suns.

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