Brittney Griner

Named the nation's number-one female high school player by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and, Brittney Griner carried her balling skills into her college career when she enrolled at Baylor University.  Standing at six-feet, eight-inches, the three-time All-American became the second woman to dunk in the NCAA Basketball Tournament.  Leading her team to a championship with zero losses in the 2011-2012 season, the swift center was crowned the 2012 AP Division I Player of the Year and most Outstanding player of the Final Four.  In her junior year, she earned a spot on the USA's Women's Basketball Team for the 2012 Olympics, making her the first collegiate player to do so since 1988 (although she later declined to keep her spot). During the 2013 WNBA draft, Griner was selected by the Phoenix Mercury as their 1stoverall pick. Not long after, she revealed that she was a lesbian in an interview with and that she was instructed to keep her sexual orientation quiet while on the team at Baylor—a revelation that sparked extensive media coverage.  In Griner's debut game as a Mercury, she became the third player to dunk in the WNBA and the first to dunk twice in one game, matching Candice Parker's career total.

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