Media Coverage for Women's Sport
“Brittney Griner dominated women’s college basketball for four years for the Baylor Lady Bears.
The Phoenix Mercury made her the WNBA’s top draft pick Monday night, officially kicking off what many expect to be a storied career.
Griner, 22, is just taking it all in.
“I’m a professional athlete now,” Griner told theGrio. “I laid on the bed [Monday] and crashed and went to sleep with everything on and woke up with shoes [on] and everything like I was a little kid still.”
That ‘little kid,’ all 6’8 of her, was offered a NBA tryout from Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban. Sheryl Swoopes told USA TODAY Sports Griner can bring something that has “never been done in women’s sports.”
“I look at it as good pressure,” Griner said of the praise from one of basketball’s all-time greats. ”It’s high expectations but it’s definitely something I think I can live up to.”
To read the full article by theGrio’s Todd Johnson click here.