It’s been quite a senior season for Nimitz High’s
Brittney Griner, and it’s only getting better.
Griner began her senior season by being named the
top-ranked high school female basketball player in the nation by ESPN. She also
signed a national letter of intent with Baylor University and during the season
she led her team to a No. 1-ranking in the state and the District 19-5A title.
She led her team to a 31-1 regular season record and
now she and her teammates are vying for a spot at the state tournament in
When the season ends, Griner will be one busy young
lady. She was recently named State Farm’s National Player of the Year and she
will be recognized on national TV at the WBCA Final Four on April 4 in St.
Louis. That same weekend, she will participate in the NIKE High School
All-American Game, also in St. Louis. Griner was also invited to play in the McDonald’s High All-American Game, but she will not participate in that game.
“Only 24 ladies in the United States were picked by
each All-American committee,” said Nimitz High coach Debbie Jackson. “These are
the highest honors a high school player can receive. We, the Nimitz family of
students and staff, are extremely excited for Brittney and look forward to
seeing her continue her basketball career at Baylor University.”