News came out earlier today that Mercury center Brittney Griner won the WNBA Comeback Player of the Year award.
𝐀𝐏 𝐂𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐛𝐚𝐜𝐤 𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐲𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫: 𝐁𝐫𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐧𝐞𝐲 𝐆𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐞𝐫 pic.twitter.com/I9EqNjYuJB
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Griner this season averaged 17.5 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.2 APG, and 0.5 SPG. Griner finished her comeback season by scoring 21 points in a loss to the Las Vegas Aces.
Obviously, everybody knows what happened last season when Griner was in a Russian prison cell for 4 months.
After what was a horrendous last season for the Star Center, she came back and made the all-star team and had a great season for the Mercury.
Mercury will look to grow around Griner this offseason after a tough season that featured some highs and lows during the season.