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Video and in her own words: Brittney Griner sets WNBA single season record for blocks

Published on August 7, 2014

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In Thursday’s nights 78-73 overtime win at San Antonio, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner set the WNBA single season record for blocks, breaking the late Margo Dydek’s record of 114 set in 1998. Her third blocked shot against the Stars broke the record and she ended the night with five for a season total of 117.

Head coach Sandy Brondello on the second-year phenom’s accomplishment:

“It’s amazing for her. For a second-year player to come in and do that, and how she impacts the game defensively. She’s improved so much. Just her understanding of the game and her role, and her confidence. That’s what she does. She may not always score, but she’ll impact the game in different areas. She’s had a great season, and hopefully she keeps blocking shots.”

Even during her college years when she broke Baylor, Big 12 and NCAA shot blocking records, Griner always maintained that swatting shots was her most cherished part of her game:

“It’s probably like the only one (record) that I really care about,” she said of her WNBA accomplishment. “Blocking shots is my favorite thing, so I have to set it high and try to beat it again next year.”


 

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