(BRISTOL, Conn.) — After an illustrious collegiate career, Brittney Griner is ready to conquer the next level.
The former Baylor star was selected with the first overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury.
“It’s a dream come true, I’m like a little kid in Disney World the first time meeting all the characters,” Griner said. “Sitting at the table they said 15 seconds and my heart started beating so fast. I was grabbing the tablecloth underneath.”
Griner won two AP player of the year awards and a national championship at Baylor, but now is looking forward to helping the Mercury win.
“I’m ready to get there and ready to learn from [Taurasi],” Griner said, referring to current Mercury star Diana Taurasi. “I got to play with her a little bit at USA Basketball. I’m ready to feed off her and give all I can to the Phoenix Mercury.”
Former Delaware star Elena Delle Donne went to the Chicago Sky with the second overall pick, while the Tulsa Shock took Skylar Diggins third.
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