Brittney Griner

Brittney Yevette Griner (born October 18, 1990 in Houston, Texas) is an American college basketball player at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Standing 6'8" tall, Griner wears a men's US size 17 or 18 shoe and has a wingspan of 86".

In 2009, Griner was named the nation's #1 high school women's basketball player by Rivals.com. Griner was selected to the 2009 McDonald's All-American basketball team.

High school
Griner attended Nimitz High School in Houston. In addition to basketball, as a freshman Griner played varsity volleyball.

During Griner's senior year, she led the Cougars of to the Texas 5A girls basketball state championship game, where they lost 52-43 to Mansfield Summit High School.

Griner was named a WBCA All-American and participated in the 2009 WBCA High School All-America Game, leading the team by scoring 20 points and collecting 9 rebounds.

College career
Griner recorded one of the first women's collegiate dunks, the first being Candace Parker of the University of Tennessee. November 24, 2009, against Jacksonville State.

On December 16, 2009, Griner recorded Baylor's first triple-double with 34 points, 13 rebounds, and Big 12 Conference record 11 blocked shots. The 34 points and 11 blocks were career highs.

On January 2, 2010, Griner recorded the second and third dunks of her college career in a blowout game vs. Texas State University. Griner became the second woman to dunk twice in a single college game. Baylor would win that game by 81 points defeating Texas State 99-18.

Griner is only the seventh player to dunk during a women's college basketball game.

On March 22, Griner set an NCAA tournament record with 14 blocked shots in a 49-33 win against the Georgetown Hoyas.

On March 29, Griner led the Lady Bears to the Final Four. In that game, in which Baylor defeated Duke 51-48, Griner blocked nine shots, totaling 35 for the tournament, a new NCAA Women's Tournament record. Duke's Alison Bales had held the previous record of 30 blocks in the 2006 NCAA Women's Tournament.

Controversy
On March 3, 2010, Griner was ejected from a game for punching Texas Tech player Jordan Barncastle in the face after elbowing Barncastle causing Barncastle to fling her off. The punch thrown by Griner broke Barncastle's nose. Lady Bears coach Kim Mulkey only imposed a one-game suspension in addition to the one-game suspension mandated by NCAA rules.

stats
College : Baylor
Sport : Basketball
Position : Center
Jersey : 42
Class : Sophomore
Height : 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Weight : 175 lb (79 kg)
Nationality : American
Born :October 18, 1990 (1990-10-18)
Houston, Texas