Who is Brittney Griner and what is her net worth 2018? Brittney Yevette Griner is a renowned American professional basketball player who presently plays basketball for the Phoenix Mercury in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) as well as she plays in Russia for UMMC Ekaterinburg. Basketball is the game which involves many records, achievements and championship. You can get details about Brittney Griner’s basketball career, education, assets, deals, etc. from below sections:
Brittney Griner was born on October 18, 1990 as the daughter of Raymond and Sandra Griner, and she has three older siblings. Griner is the only NCAA basketball player to hit high score of 2,000 points as well as chunk 500 shots. In year 2012, Griner was entitled the AP Player of the Year and also the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four, adding to her fame.
In year 2009, Rivals.com entitled Griner as the country’s #1 high school women’s basketball player. In year 2012, Griner attained the Best Female Athlete ESPY award and she was recently playing on the USA Olympic Women’s team, where she assisted them to win.
In year 2011, Griner worked for two weeks playing under coach named Geno Auriemma for the U.S. match, which was a share of its European training tour. Griner was the only college contestant to play and she made 7.3 rebounds and average of 12.8 points in a game with the USA team.
Griner remained as the only player still appearing in college matches on the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team finalists in year 2012. In year 2015, the WNBA deferred Griner for about seven games each after Brittney Griner begged guilty to disorderly bearing charges. For this, Griner was also made mandatory to complete 26 weeks of nationwide violence counselling.
Education: Brittney Griner played college basketball at Baylor University in Waco, located in Texas, while studying there. Griner also attended Nimitz High School in Houston after her elementary education. Apart from lettering in basketball during high school, Griner played varsity volleyball game as a freshman.
In her senior year in high school, Griner won the Cougars to the Texas 5A girls’ basketball state championship game, where Nimitz defeated 52–43 to Mansfield Summit High School. As a senior Griner put in 52 times in 32 games, making a single-game record of seven dunks against school named Aldine High School.
Brittney Griner Net Worth
The assessed total net-worth of Brittney Griner is around $2.6 million. It’s usual for female WNBA player to complete up overseas as salaries in basketball aren’t that great for women players in USA. Also, the highest-paid female players in basketball games are earning about $100,000 annually.
However, due to her skills, Griner’s salary is $600,000 per year. Throughout her rookie season held in Phoenix mercury, Griner had yearly salary of $50,000. When one compares to her starting offer from China, it can be found that by now she’s making twelve times higher. Hence, it is predictable that Griner’s net worth will rise pretty intensely in coming years.
Brittney Griner with her husband bought a lavish house in a silent suburb of Goodyear, Arizona, in proximity to Griner’s team named Phoenix Mercury.
In period 2013-14 off-season, Griner played basketball in China for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the WCBA where she signed a period of 4-month contract for $600,000. This agreement was 12 times the amount she grossed in her rookie season, playing with the Mercury. In period 2014-15 and 2015-16 off-seasons, Brittney Griner played in Russia for UMMC Ekaterinburg with players named Diana Taurasi, in which she won back-to-back championships, making her a business model.
In year 2013, Brittney Griner agreed for an endorsement deal with Nike. The afresh selected WNBA number one draft pick has signed an endorsement deal with Nike as per reports USA Today.
Apart from her games and brand endorsements, Griner was presented on the cover of ESPN’s Rise magazine. She was also chosen by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association as the 2009 State Farm/WBCA High School Player of the Year, adding to her business model popularity.
Brittney Griner is among very few female basketball players to attain this accomplishment. In very short span, Griner reached the pinnacle of success in her basketball career.