WNBA star Brittney Griner has officially made her comeback to the basketball court after her release from detention in Russia. The Phoenix Mercury shared photos of Griner practicing on the court, wearing her WNBA gear and looking ready to get back in action.
Griner’s return to the court comes after she signed a one-year, $165,100 free-agent contract with the Phoenix Mercury, the same team she played for in the 2021 season. During that season, Griner averaged 17.7 points, 7.6 rebounds, and 1.8 assists.
After her release from a Russian prison in December, Griner expressed her desire to return to the team in an Instagram post, stating her intention to play for the Phoenix Mercury in the upcoming season. She also expressed her gratitude to those who supported her during her ordeal.
Griner’s return to the court marks a significant moment in her career and a triumphant comeback after her harrowing experience in Russia. The WNBA Commissioner, Cathy Engelbert, met with Griner in Phoenix and confirmed that she was doing well and had begun training again. Griner’s return is eagerly awaited by fans and the basketball community alike, as she resumes her career in the WNBA.