Explainer-Who is Brittney Griner and what is her fate in Russia?

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(Reuters) – Who is Brittney Griner and what is her fate? WHO IS BRITTNEY GRINER? Brittney Griner, 31, is a two-time Olympic champion and star player in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WBNA). Standing 206 cm (6 feet 9 inches) tall, the Texan was selected first overall by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2013 Women’s National Basketball Association (WBNA) draft. Griner, known as “BG” to basketball fans, has played for UMMC Ekaterinburg in Russia during the WNBA offseason since 2014. The club has drawn other top U.S. basketball players including Sue Bird, Diana Taurasi and Candace Parker. …

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