Brittney Griner re-signs with Phoenix Mercury, Enters 11th Season

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The Phoenix Mercury announced today that WNBA All-Star Brittney Griner has re-signed with the team. Griner is entering her 11th season with the Mercury, where she has spent the entirety of her WNBA career after being selected as the No. 1 draft pick in the 2013 WNBA draft. 

Mercury General Manager Nick U’Ren said, “BG has been a stalwart of the Phoenix Mercury and Phoenix community for the past decade, and we are excited that she will be with us as we build a team that can compete every night on both ends of the floor.

Griner holds the Mercury’s record for rebounds with 2,125 and is just behind Diana Taurasi in points with 5,038. Taurasi is the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer. In the 2023 season, Griner averaged 17.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Griner is number three on the WNBA’s all-time blocks list, holds the WNBA record for blocks in a game with 11 and owns the record for blocks in a season with 129.

The two-time Olympic Gold Medalist returns to the Mercury with nothing but praise over the fan base and culture around the WNBA in Phoenix. 

“Phoenix is home,” said Griner. “The love and support my wife and I have received from the organization, community and X-Factor over the last 11 years has meant everything to us. I’m excited to continue my career in a Mercury jersey and work towards bringing another championship back to the Valley.”

The Mercury’s 2024 season opener is on the road against the Las Vegas Aces on Tuesday, May 14.

The Mercury will play their first home game on Saturday, May 18 at 7 p.m. against the Atlanta Dream.