Friday, June 27, 2008
Brittney Griner, that is.
She's 16 years old, out of Nimitz High School in Houston, Texas.
She once had a quintuple-double.
She's 6'8". And according to doctors, she's getting taller, and that the height is healthy height. No inherent fragility detected.
ESPN says she has the potential of being the best women's basketball player of all time.
Sorry colleges. She's spoken for. She's orally committed to Baylor, and will probably sign a letter of intent with them in 2008 for her to start as a freshman for the 2009-10 season.
And she's already dunking in high school.
From Chris Hansen at ESPN:
Some of the most prolific shot-blockers on the men's side of the game -- Marcus Camby, Dikembe Mutombo, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell and Ben Wallace -- have had lasting effects on the game. But none of them have been as dominating in their game as Griner is in the female game. The fact is, she would be a shot-blocking factor against male opponents -- maybe not as dominant, given the size of the players, but still a factor.
Coach Marynell Meadors is rumored to be moving to Houston during the off-season. "Just for my health."
Meanwhile, the Los Angeles Sparks are already making plans to get Candace pregnant in 2012. You can never work out your first-round draft choices too far ahead of time.